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The Esoteric Order of the
The Table of Contents
Zelator Initiation of the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn
Basic Temple Symbolism of the Zelator Grade
Zelator Grade Sign
Zelator Grade Sash
The Watchtower of the North
Highlights of the Second Knowledge Lecture
Miscellaneous Things You Should Know
Significance of the Officers
Ritual to Go Back in Time
The Four Worlds of the Qabalah - The Guide for Understanding the Four Worlds
Understanding of the Human Personality in the World of the Qabalah
The Earth Pantacle Disk - A Guide to the Earth Pantacle's Symbolism and Creation
Lesser Invoking Ritual of the Pentagram - Meditation With Auriel
Advanced Middle Pillar Ritual
The Banishing Ritual of the Hexagram
The Creation of an Egyptian God Form
Anubis God Form
Nephthys God Form
Guidelines for a Microcosmic Elemental
Establishing a Temple in Malkuth
Zelator Advancement Test
Tables and Charts
Watchtower of the North
Three Principles of Nature (Alchemical Symbols)
Order of the Elementals
Four Worlds of the Qabalah
Ten Heavens of Assiah
Divine Names Attributed to the Ten Sephiroth
Modern Day Playing Cards
Pronunciation of the Officers
Divine Names With Hebrew
Elemental Attributes for an Artificial Elementals
Elemental Container and Shapes for the Artificial Elementals
Diagrams and Illustrations
Temple Setup - First Entrance
Temple Setup - Tabernacle
Flaming Sword of the Kerubim
Fylfot - Entrance Badge into Malkuth
Cross and Triangle
Altar of Burnt Offerings
Tablet of Shewbread
Tablet of Seven Branch Candlestick
Symbolism of the Seven Branch Candlestick
Lighting the Candles in the Temple
The Four Trees
The Four Worlds
Human Personality on the Tree of Life
Making Earth Pantacle Disk
Completed Earth Pantacle Disk
Divine Sigils for the Earth Pantacle Disk
Invoking Earth Pentagram
Colors and Divine Names of the Advanced Middle Pillar
Circulation of the Body of Light
Formation of the Hexagrams
Anubis god Form
Nephthys god Form
Malkuth on the Tree of Life
The Esoteric Order of the
ZELATOR INITIATION OF
THE ESOTERIC ORDER OF
THE GOLDEN DAWN
HIEROPHANT: "Fraters and Sorors of the Esoteric order of the Golden Dawn and the
Temple of Isis Mighty Mother, assist me to open the Temple in the grade of Zelator. Frater
Kerux, see that the Temple is properly guarded."
KERUX: (Knocks without opening the door and returns to his place.) "Very Honored
Hierophant, the Temple is properly guarded."
HIEROPHANT: "Honored Hiereus, see that none below the grade of Zelator is present."
HIEREUS: "Fraters and Sorors, give the grade sign of Zelator!"
(All give the grade sign.)
HIEREUS: "Very Honored Hierophant, no one below the grade of Zelator is present."
HIEROPHANT: "Let the Temple be purified and consecrated with Water and with Fire."
DADOUCHOS: (Moves to the east, faces the dais, swings \|/ and makes the cross.) "I
consecrate thee with Fire! "
(Faces the west, swings \|/, and makes cross.) Says: "I consecrate thee with Fire! "
STOLISTES: (Moves to the east, faces the dais, sprinkles \|/ and makes a cross.) "I purify
thee with Water!"
(Faces west, sprinkles \|/ and makes a cross.) "I purify thee with Water! "
KERUX: "The Temple is cleansed."
HIEROPHANT: "Let the element of this grade be named that it may be awakened in the
spheres of those present and in the sphere of the Order."
HEGEMON: "The element of Earth."
HIEREUS: (Gives one knock or stomps left foot once.) "Let us adore the Lord and King of
(All face east.)
HIEROPHANT: "Adonai ha-Aretz, Adonai Melekh. Unto thee be the kingdom and the
power and the glory. Malkuth, Geburah, Gedulah. (Makes a cross in the air with the
scepter.) The Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valley. Amen."
(All give Zelator grade sign.)
KERUX: (Goes to the north and sprinkles a pinch of salt before the tablet.) "Let all the
Earth adore Adonai!"
HIEROPHANT: (Hierophant leaves his place and goes to the north.) "Let all the Earth
adore Adonai ! "
HIEREUS: (Moves to the north to the right side of the Hierophant.) "Let all the Earth
adore Adonai ! "
HEGEMON: (Moves to the north to the left side of the Hierophant) "Let all the Earth
adore Adonai ! "
(Stolistes and Dadouchos moves to north and stand behind the Hegemon and Hiereus.
Kerux stands behind them all.)
HIEROPHANT: (Draws Invoking Earth Pentagram before the tablet.) "And the Elohim
said, Let us make Adam in our image, after our likeness and let him have dominion over the
fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air and over the cattle and over all the Earth, and over
every creeping thing that creepeth over the Earth.' And the Elohim created Eth ha- Adam in
their own image, in the image of the Elohim created they them. In the name of Adonai
Melekh and of the Bride and Queen of the Kingdom, Spirits of Earth, adore Adonai!"
(Hierophant hands his scepter to the Hiereus and taking his sword, makes the Ox in the
center of the pentagram.) "In the name of Auriel, the Great Archangel of Earth, and by the
sign of the head of the Ox, spirits of Earth, adore Adonai!"
(Hierophant returns the sword to the Hiereus and takes the scepter from Hegemon and
draws a cross before the tablet.) "In the names and letters of the Great Northern Quadrangle,
spirits of Earth , adore Adonai!"
(Hierophant returns the scepter to the Hegemon, and takes the cup from the Stolistes,
making a cross, and sprinkling thrice to the north.) "In the three great secret names of God
borne upon the banners of the North, EMOR DIAL HECTEGA, spirits of Earth, adore
(Hierophant returns the cup to the Stolistes and takes the censer from the Dadouchos, and
makes three forward swings.) "In the name of ICZHCAL, Great King of the North, spirits of
Earth, adore Adonai!"
(Hierophant returns the censer to the Dadouchos, and takes back the scepter from the
Hiereus. He returns to the throne. All officers return to their places. All members face as
HIEROPHANT: "In the name of Adonai ha-Aretz, I declare this Temple duly opened in the
1=10 grade of Zelator."
HIEROPHANT: "Fraters and Sorors, our Frater/Soror having made such
progress in the paths of occult science, as has enabled him/her/them to pass an examination
in the required knowledge, is now eligible for advancement to this grade, and I have duly
received a dispensation from the Greatly Honored Chiefs of the Second Order to admit
him/her/them in due form. Honored Hegemon, superintend the preparation of the Neophyte,
and give the customary alarm."
(Hegemon salutes with the 1=10 Sign, and brings in the candidate hoodwinked, carrying the
Fylfot Cross in the right hand.)
HEGEMON: (Knocks ten times.) "Let me enter the Portal of Wisdom."
(Kerux opens the door and admits them.)
HIEROPHANT: "Except Adonai build the house, the house will crumble, and it will fall.
Except Adonai keep the city, the watchman waketh in vain. Child of the First Step, by what
aid dost thou seek admission to the 1=10 grade of Zelator?"
HEGEMON: "By the guidance of Adonai; by the possession of the necessary knowledge;
by the dispensation of the Greatly Honored Chiefs of the Second Order; and by this sign of
the Hermetic Cross."
HIEROPHANT: "Conduct the candidate(s) to the Cubical Altar."
(Kerux takes the candidate and places him/her/them to the west of the altar facing east.)
HIEROPHANT: "Give the grade sign of Neophyte."
HIEROPHANT: "Frater/Soror, will you pledge yourself to maintain the same secrecy
regarding the mysteries of this grade as you are pledged to maintain regarding those of the
0=0 grade of Neophyte, never to reveal them to the uninitiated and not even to confer them
upon a Neophyte without a dispensation from the Greatly Honored Chiefs of the Second
NEOPHYTE: "I will."
HIEROPHANT: "Then you will kneel on both your knees, lay your right hand on the
ground, and say, 'I swear by the Earth whereon I kneel.'" (Done.) "Let the symbol of
blindness be removed."
(Hegemon removes the hoodwink.)
KERUX: (Takes the salt from the north and stands before the Neophyte and addresses
him/her/them.) "Take a pinch of salt with your left hand and cast it to the north saying Let
the powers of Earth witness my pledge.'" (Done.)
(Kerux replaces the salt and returns to his place.)
HIEROPHANT: "Let the Neophyte rise and let him be purified with Water and consecrated
with Fire, in the confirmation of his pledge, and in the name of the Lord of the Universe who
works in silence and Whom naught but silence can express."
DADOUCHOS: (Moves before the Neophyte and swings \|/ and makes cross.) "In the
name of the Lord of the Universe, who works in silence and Whom naught but silence can
express, I consecrate thee with Fire."
(Dadouchos resumes position.)
STOLISTES: (Moves before the Neophyte and sprinkles \|/ and makes cross.) "In the name
of the Lord of the Universe, who works in silence and Whom naught but silence can express,
I purify thee with Water."
(Stolistes resumes position.)
HIEROPHANT: "The 0=0 grade of Neophyte is a preparation for other grades, a threshold
before our discipline, and it shows by its imagery the Light of the Hidden Knowledge
dawning in the Darkness of Creation; and you are now to begin to analyse and comprehend
the nature of that Light. To this end, you stand between the pillars in the gateway where the
secrets of the 0=0 grade were communicated to you. Prepare to enter the immeasurable
And the Tetragrammaton Elohim planted a garden eastward of the Garden of Eden,
and out of the ground made Tetragrammaton Elohim to grow every tree that is pleasant to the
sight and good for food; the Tree of Life also, in the midst of the Garden, and the Tree of
Knowledge of Good and of Evil. This is the Tree that has two paths, and it is the tenth
sephira of Malkuth. It has about it seven columns, and the four splendors whirl around it as
in the vision of the Mercabah of Ezekiel. From Gedulah it derives an influx of Mercy, and
from Geburah, an influx of Severity, and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and of Evil
shall it be until it is united with the Supernals in Daath.
But the good which is under it is called the Archangel Metatron, and the evil is called
the Archangel Samael, and between them lies the straight and narrow way where the
Archangel Sandalphon keeps watch. The souls and the angels are above its branches, and the
Qlippoth or demons dwell under its roots.
Let the Neophyte now enter the pathway of evil ! "
(Kerux takes the Neophyte and leads him once around the Temple counterclockwise and is
halted by the Hiereus.)
HIEREUS: "Whence comest thou?"
KERUX: "I come from between the two pillars and I seek the Light of Hidden Knowledge
in the name of Adonai."
HIEREUS: "And the Great Angel Samael answered and said: 'I am the Prince of Darkness
and of Night. The foolish and rebellious gaze upon the face of the created world and find
therein nothing but terror and obscurity. It is to them the terror of darkness, and they are as
drunken men stumbling in the Darkness.' Return, for thou canst not pass by."
(Kerux leads the Neophyte in the counter direction from whence he came, circumambulates
once around the Temple, and is halted by the Hegemon.)
HEGEMON: "Whence comest thou?"
KERUX: "I come from between the pillars, and I seek the Light of the Hidden Knowledge
in the name of Adonai."
HEGEMON: "The Great Angel Metatron answered and said: 'I am the Angel of the
Presence Divine. The wise gaze upon the created world and behold there the dazzling image
of the Creator. Not yet can thine eyes bear that dazzling Image.' Return for thou canst not
(Kerux leads the Neophyte before the pillars.)
HIEROPHANT: "Let the Neophyte enter the straight and narrow pathway which turns
neither to the right nor to the left."
(Kerux leads Neophyte between the pillars and is halted by the Hegemon and Hiereus
HIEREUS & HEGEMON: (Halts the Neophyte by crossing tools in front of
him/her/them.) "Whence comest thou?"
KERUX: "I come from between the pillars and I seek the Light of the Hidden Knowledge in
the name of Adonai."
HIEROPHANT: (Advances to the east of the altar with the Scepter in his hand and thrusts
it between the tools of the Hiereus and Hegemon, and dividing both of them, raises his arm
to the angle of forty-five degrees.) "But the Great Angel Sandalphon said, 'I am the
reconciler for Earth, and the Celestial Soul therein. Form is invisible alike in darkness and in
blinding Light. I am the left hand Kerub of the Ark and the feminine power, as Metatron is
the right hand Kerub and the masculine power, and I prepare the way to the celestial light."'
(Hegemon and Heireus step back to their original positions. The Hierophant lowers his
HIEROPHANT: "And the Tetragrammaton placed the Kerubim at the east of the Garden of
Eden and a Flaming Sword which turned every way to keep the path of the Tree of Life, for
He has created Nature that man being cast out of Eden may not fall into the void. He has
bound man with the stars as with a chain. He allures him with scattered fragments of the
Divine body in bird and beast and flower, and He laments over him in the wind and in the sea
and in the birds. When the times are ended, He will call the Kerubim from the East of the
Garden, and all shall be consumed and become Inifinite and Holy.
Receive now the secrets of this grade. The grade sign is given thus by raising the
right hand to an angle of forty -five degrees and stepping out approximaely six inches with
the left foot (Show it). It is the position in which the Hierophant interposed for you between
the Hiereus and the Hegemon. The Grand Word of this grade is Adonai ha-Aretz, and means
Adonai, the Lord of the Earth, to which element this grade is allotted. The Mystic Number is
fifty-five, and from it is formed the password Nun Heh. It means 'ornament,' and when
given, is lettered separately. The badge of this grade is the complete Cross and Triangle with
1=10 in red and two white stripes outlining the sash.
The three portals facing you in the east are the gates of the paths leading to the three
further grades, which with the Zelator and the Neophyte forms the first and lowest Order of
our Fraternity. Furthermore, they represent the paths which connect the tenth sephira of
Malkuth with the other sephiroth. The letters Tav, Qoph and Shin make the word Quesheth,
a bow, the reflection of the rainbow of promise stretched over our Earth, and which is about
the Throne of God."
HEGEMON: (Points out the Flaming Sword.) "This drawing of the Flaming Sword of the
Kerubim is a representation of the Guardians of the Gates of Eden, just as the Hiereus and
Hegemon symbolize the two paths of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil."
HIEREUS: "In this grade, the Red Cross is placed within the White Triangle upon the altar,
and it is thus the symbol of the Banner of the West. The triangle refers to the three paths, and
the Cross to the Hidden Knowledge. The cross and the triangle together represent Life and
HIEROPHANT: (Points to the north tablet.) "This grade is especially referred to the
element of Earth, and therefore, one of its principle emblems is the Great Watchtower or
Terrestrial Tablet of the North. It is the third or Great Northern Quadrangle or Earth Tablet,
and it is one of the four Great Tablets of the Elements said to have been given to Enoch by
the Great Angel Ave. It is divided within itself into four lesser angles. The mystic letters
upon it form various Divine and angelic names, in what our tradition calls the Angelic secret
language. From it are drawn the three holy secret names of God, EMOR DIAL HECTEGA
which are borne upon the banners of the North, and there are also numberless names of
angels, Archangels, and spirits ruling the element of Earth."
(Kerux comes forward and hands the Fylfot Cross to the Hierophant.)
HIEROPHANT: "The Hermetic Cross, which is also called Fylfot, Hammer of Thor, and
Swastika, is formed of seventeen squares out of a square of twenty-five lesser squares. These
seventeen represent the Sun, the four elements, and the twelve signs of the zodiac. In this
grade, the lights of the pillars are unshaded, showing that you have quit the darkness of the
You will now leave the Temple for a short time, and upon your return, the ceremony
of your advancement will then commence."
(Kerux takes the Neophyte out.)
(The Temple is re-arranged as per the diagram.)
HIEROPHANT: "Frater Kerux, admit the Neophyte and give the customary alarm."
(Kerux does so.)
HIEROPHANT: "Frater/Soror , as in the grade of Neophyte, you came out of
the world to the gateway of Hidden Knowledge, so in this grade you pass through the
gateway and come into the Holy Place. You are now in the court of the Tabernacle, where
stood the Altar of Burnt Offering, whereon was offered the sacrifices of animals, which
symbolized the Qlippoth or evil demons who inhabit the plane contiguous to and below the
(Dadouchos makes a cross in air with censer, and censes Neophyte in silence with three
forward swings, and resumes position.)
HIEROPHANT: "Between the altar and the entrance into the Holy Place stood the Laver of
Brass, wherein the priests washed before entering the Tabernacle. It was the symbol of the
Waters of Creation."
(Stolistes makes a cross with water on Neophyte's forehead and sprinkles thrice in silence,
and resumes position.)
HIEROPHANT: "Having made offering at the Altar of Burnt Sacrifice, and having been
cleansed at the Laver of Brass, the priest then entered the Holy Place."
(Kerux takes the Neophyte behind pillars to the north.)
HIEREUS: (Stands between the pillars, faces the Neophyte as they approach and guards the
path with his sword.) "Thou canst not pass the gateway which is between the pillars, unless
thou canst give me the grade sign of the Neophyte."
(Neophyte does so.)
HEGEMON: (Comes forward and bars the way into the Temple with the scepter.) "Thou
canst not enter the Holy place, unless thou canst give the sign of Zelator." (Done.)
(Hegemon leads the Neophyte between the pillars and takes him/her/them to the tablet.)
HEGEMON: "To the northern side of the Holy Place stood the Tablet of Shew Bread. The
drawing before you represents its occult meaning. On it twelve loaves were laid as emblems
of the Bread of Life, and it is an image of the mystery of the Rose of Creation. The Twelve
circles are the twelve signs of the zodiac, while the lamp in the center is symbolic of the Sun,
which is the source of heat and life. The four triangles whose twelve angles each touch one
of the twelve circles are those of Fire, Earth, Air, and Water, and allude to the four triplicities
of the zodiacal signs. The triangle inscribed within each of the twelve circles alludes to the
three decanates, or phases of ten degrees of each sign. On one side of each triangle is the
permutation of the Divine name YHVH, which is referred to that particular sign, while on the
opposite side of it is the name of one of the twelve tribes which is also attributed to it.
Now the twenty-two sounds and letters of the Hebrew alphabet are the foundation of
all things; three mothers, seven doubles, and twelve singles. The twelve single letters are
allotted to the twelve directions in space, and those diverge to infinity, and are in the arms of
the Eternal. These twelve letters He designed and combined, and formed with them the
twelve celestial constellations of the zodiac. They are over the Universe as a king upon his
throne, and they are in the revolution of the year as a king traversing his dominions, and they
are in the heart of man as a king in warfare.
And the twelve loaves are the images of those ideas, and are the outer petals of the
Rose. Within are the four Archangels ruling over the four quarters, and the Kerubic emblems
of the Lion, Man, Bull and Eagle.
Around the great central lamp which is an image of the Sun is the Great Mother of
Heaven, symbolized by the letter Heh, the first of the single letters, and by its number five,
the pentagram, Malkah the Bride, ruling in her kingdom Malkuth, crowned with a crown of
These twelve circles further represent the twelve foundations of the Holy City of the
Apocalypse, while in Christian symbolism, the Sun and the twelve signs are referred to
Christ and his twelve apostles."
(Hegemon leads the Neophyte to the Hiereus and then resumes position.)
HIEREUS: (Hiereus leads the Neophyte to the south.) "On the southern side of the Holy
Place stood the seven-branched candlestick wherein was burned pure olive oil. It is an image
of the mystery of the Elohim, the seven creative ideas. The symbolic drawing before you
represents its occult meaning. The seven circles which surround the heptagram represent the
seven planets and the seven Qabalistic palaces of Assiah, the material world, which answer to
the seven Apocalyptic Churches which are in Asia or Assiah, as these again allude to the
seven lamps before the throne on another plane.
Within each circle is a triangle to represent the three fold creative idea operating in all
things. On the right hand side of each is the Hebrew name of the angel who governs the
planet. On the left side is the Hebrew name of the sphere of the planet itself, while the
Hebrew letter beneath the base is one of the duplicated letters of the Hebrew alphabet which
refer to the seven planets.
The seven double letters of the Hebrew alphabet have each two sounds associated
with them; one hard and one soft. They are called double because each letter represents a
contrary or permutation thus: Life and death; peace and war; wisdom and folly; riches and
poverty; grade and indignity; fertility and solitude; power and servitude.
These seven letters point out seven localities: Zenith, Nadir, East, West, North,
South, and the place of Holiness in the midst sustaining all things. The Archetypal Creator
designed, produced, combined, and formed with them the planets of the Universe, the days of
the week, and in man, the gates of the soul. He has loved and blessed the number seven more
than all things under his throne. The powers of these seven letters are also shown forth in the
seven palaces of Assiah, and the seven stars of that vision are the seven Archangels who rule
(Hiereus leads Neophyte to west of the altar and returns to his place.)
HIEROPHANT: (Comes to the east of the altar, takes the censer from altar, makes a cross
and three forward swings \|/, then replaces it.) "Before the veil of the Holy of Holies stood
the Altar of Incense, of which this altar is an image. It was of the form of a double cube, thus
representing material form as a reflection and duplication of that which is spiritual. The sides
of the altar, together with the top and bottom, consist often squares, thus symbolizing the ten
sephiroth of which the basal one is Malkuth, the realization of the rest upon the material
plane, behind which the others are concealed. For were this double cube raised in the air
immediately above you head, you would but see the single square forming the lowest side,
the others from their position being concealed from you. Just so, behind the material
universe lies the concealed form of the majesty of God.
The Altar of Incense was overlaid with gold to represent the highest degree of purity,
but the altar before you is black to represent the terrestial Earth. Learn then to separate the
pure from the impure, and refine the gold of the Spirit from the Black Dragon, the corruptible
body. Upon the Cubical Altar were Fire, Water, and incense, which are symbolic of the three
mother letters of the Hebrew alphabet: Aleph, Mem, and Shin. Mem is silent, Shin is
sibilant, and Aleph is the tongue of a balance between these contraries in equilibrium,
reconciling and mediating between them. In this is a great mystery, very admirable and
recondite. The Fire produced the Heavens, the Water, the Earth, and the Air is the reconciler
between them. In the year, they bring forth the hot, the cold, and the temperate seasons, and
in man, they are imaged in the head, the chest, and the trunk.
I now confer upon you the Mystic Title of Periclinus de Faustis, which signifies that
on this Earth you are in a wilderness, far from the Garden of the Happy. And I give you the
symbol of Aretz which is the Hebrew name for Earth (Gives the grade sash.), to which the
1=10 grade of Zelator is referred. The word Zelator is derived from the ancient Egyptian
Zaruator, signifying "Searcher of Athor", goddess of nature; but others assign to it the
meaning of the zealous student whose first duty was to blow the Athanor of Fire which
heated the Crucible of the Alchemist."
(Hierophant resumes his seat. Kerux leads the new Zelator to the northwest.)
HIEROPHANT: "Frater Kerux, you have my command to declare that our Frater/Soror
has been duly admitted to the 1=10 grade of Zelator."
KERUX: "In the name of Adonai Melekh, and by the command of the Very Honored
Hierophant, I proclaim that Frater/Soror has been duly admitted to the 1=10
grade of Zelator, and that he/she/they has/have obtained the Mystic Title of Periclinus de
Faustis and the symbol of Aretz."
(Kerux resumes his position.)
HIEROPHANT: "In the Zelator grade, the symbolism of the tenth sephira Malkuth is
especially shown, as well as the tenth path of the Sepher Yetzirah. Among other mystic
titles, Malkuth is called Shaar, the gate, which by metathesis becomes Ashure, meaning the
number ten. Also, in Chaldee it is called Thraa, the gate. It is also called the "Gate of
Death", the "Gate of Tears", the "Gate of Justice", the "Gate of Prayer", and the "Gate of the
Daughter of the Mighty Ones." It is also called the "Gate of the Garden of Eden" and the
inferior mother, and in Christian symbolism, it is connected with the three holy women at the
foot of the cross. The tenth path of the Sepher Yetzirah which answereth to Malkuth is called
"The Resplendent Intelligence," because it exalts above every head and sitteth upon the
Throne of Binah. It illuminateth the splendor for all the lights (the Zohar Me-ouroth), and
causeth the current of the Divine influx to descend from the Prince of Countenances, the
Great Archangel Metatron.
Frater/Soror , before you can be eligible for advancement to the next grade of
2=9, you will be required to pass an examination in certain subjects. A manuscript on these
will be supplied to you. When you are well satisfied that you are well informed on these,
notify the officer in charge."
HIEROPHANT: "Fraters and Sorors, assist me to close the Temple in the 1=10 grade of
Zelator. Frater Kerux, see to it that the Temple is properly guarded."
(Kerux knocks on all doors and checks all entrances.)
HIEROPHANT: "Let us adore the Lord and King of Earth. Adonai ha-Aretz, Adonai
Melekh, blessed be thy name unto the countless ages. Amen."
(All give Zelator grade sign.)
(Hierophant leaves the dais and moves to the north, followed by Hegemon to his left,
Hiereus to his right, Stolistes, Dadouchos and Kerux to the back.)
HIEROPHANT: "Join me in the prayer of the Earth Spirits.
O invisible King, who, taking the Earth for foundation, didst hollow its depths to fill
them with Thy almighty power. Thou whose name shaketh the arches of the world, Thou
who causest the seven metals to flow in the veins of the rocks, King of the seven lights,
rewarder of the subterranean workers, lead us into the desirable Air and into the realm of
splendor. We watch and we labor unceasingly, we seek and we hope, by the twelve stones of
the Holy City, by the buried Talismans, by the Axis of the lodestone which passes through
the center of the Earth. O Lord, O Lord, O Lord! Have pity upon those who suffer. Expand
our hearts, unbind and upraise our minds, enlarge our natures.
O stability and motion! O Darkness veiled in brilliance! O day clothed in night! O
Master who never dost withhold the wages of Thy workmen! O silver whiteness! O golden
splendor! O crown of living and harmonious diamond! Thou who wearest the heavens on
Thy finger like a ring sapphire! Thou who hidest beneath the earth in the Kingdom of Gems,
the marvellous seed of the stars! Live, reign, and be Thou the Eternal Dispenser of the
treasures where of Thou has made us the Wardens.
Depart ye in peace unto your abodes. May the blessing of Adonai be upon you
(Make banishing pentagrams of Earth). Be there peace between you and us and be ye ready
to come when ye are called."
(All resumes positions.)
HIEROPHANT: "In the name of Adonai Melekh, I declare this Temple duly closed in the
grade of Zelator."
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The Esoteric Order of the
SYMBOLISM OF THE
In examining the diagram, the first thing that you will notice is that the altar is
much farther to the east and the pillars are set much farther to the west in the
Temple than in the Hall of the Neophyte. The officers in the first part of the Zelator
Initiation form a triangle which is symbolical of the Supernal Creation. So, we have
the Hierophant, the Hiereus and the Hegemon forming the triangle with the Kerux,
Dadouchos and Stolistes as the base to the triangle. The Hierophant stands in the
east and also at the apex of the triangle, which is the highest point of the triangle
and the position of highest power. Here is an interesting note that you might want to
consider; the triangle forms the Fire Triangle. As you know, the symbol of Fire is the
upright triangle. This points to a subtle connection between the \ the Fire force, and
final H, the Earth force, the Tetragrammaton.
"And the Tetragrammaton placed the Kerubim at the east of the Garden of
Eden and a Flaming Sword which turned every way to keep the path of the Tree of
Life, for He has created Nature that man being cast out of Eden may not fall into the
void. He has bound man with the stars as with a chain. He allures him with
scattered fragments of the Divine body in bird and beast and flower, and He laments
over him in the wind and in the sea and in the birds. When the times are ended, He
will call the Kerubim from the East of the Garden, and all shall be consumed and
become Infinite and Holy.
Receive, now, the secrets of this grade. The grade sign is given thus, by
raising the right hand to an angle of forty-five degrees and stepping out
approximately six inches with the left foot (Shows it). It is the position in which the
Hierophant interposed for you between the Hiereus and the Hegemon. The Grand
Word of this grade is Adonai ha-Aretz, and means Adonai, the Lord of the Earth, to
which element this grade is allotted. The Mystic Number is fifty-five, and from it is
formed the Password HI It means "ornament", and when given, is lettered
separately, "Nun Heh." The badge of this grade is the complete cross and triangle
with 1=10 in red and two white stripes outlining the sash.
The three portals facing you in the east are the gates of the paths leading to
the three further grades, which with the Zelator and the Neophyte forms the first and
lowest Order of our Fraternity. Furthermore, they represent the paths which connect
the tenth sephira of Malkuth with the other sephiroth. The letters H, p, and K? make
the word Quesheth, a bow, the reflection of the rainbow of promise stretched over
our Earth, and which is about the Throne of God."
This drawing of the Flaming Sword of the Kerubim is a representation of the
Guardians of the Gates of Eden, just as the Hiereus and Hegemon symbolize the
two paths of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil."
The admission badge of the grade of Zelator is the Fylfot Cross. This cross is formed
of seventeen squares out of a square of twenty-five lesser squares. Again, we see another
subtle connection to that of Fire, in that twenty-five is also the number of the Kamea of Mars.
A kamea is a magical mathematical symbol.
This ritual is broken down into two points. After the first point is accomplished, the
candidate quits the Temple. Upon his return, the second point begins. In the second point of
the ritual, we have a cross formed by the positions of the Officers. The shaft of this cross
itself is created by the three Chief Officers, the Hierophant, Hegemon and the Hiereus in
alignment with the altar. The lesser officers of Stolistes and Dadouchos will serve to create
the cross bars of this cross. Considering that the cross is symbolically the tool for the Path of
t and also a symbol of equilibrium, it is very appropriate for this particular grade. It is also
essentially appropriate because it relates directly to the sephira of Malkuth where the four
elements come together. In addition, we have five officers now forming the cross, and not
six. The number five has always had occult symbolism referring to the fifth sephira of
n~l"Ql In this particular case it refers to the symbol of n~l"Q3, which is the pentagram.
The pentagram is also the symbol of the Microprosopus. It is called the Signet Star of the
Microprosopus. Essentially, the Microprosopus is man himself, or in this case, the initiate.
Please study the initiation of the Zelator grade along with this lesson to better
understand the nature of the grade. This is a foundational grade and extremely important for
building upon. Remember, knowledge is power, and it is quoted from the Zelator grade,
"Unless Adonai build the house, the house will fall." Understanding the nature of the
symbolism of the grade is important to your understanding of the Western Mystery Tradition.
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The Cross and Triangle
In Neophyte, the Red Cross was above the White Triangle. In Zelator, the cross is
now placed within the triangle. Read now the monologue of the Hiereus concerning this
"In this grade, the Red Cross is placed within the White Triangle upon the altar, and it
is thus the symbol of the Banner of the West. The triangle refers to the three paths, and the
Cross to the Hidden Knowledge. The cross and the triangle together represent Life and
The Esoteric Order of the
ZELATOR GRADE SIGN
The Zelator Grade Sign is a gesture used by the Periclinus de Faustis as a symbol of his
power and to identify his association with the element of Earth. This sign is used in many if
not all elemental workings dealing with Earth.
The Zelator grade of the Golden Dawn relates to the element of Earth and the
Qabalistic sephira of HID 7ft. It is the second of the Golden Dawn initiations, the first being
the grade of Neophyte. It is also considered the first grade that enters the Qabalistic Tree of
Life. In the 1=10 grade of Zelator, the grounds are laid for auric manipulations, or the
reconstruction and development of the subtle bodies. This grade is more than just an
introduction to the ray or power of the element of Earth; it is a means by which many things
analogous to Earth in nature are introduced to the advancing Neophyte. The candidate
undergoes real changes and transmutations within his psychological makeup that eventually
solidify in the aura of the person.
Auric manipulations or changes basically mean that as you further advance yourself
spiritually, it is most likely to see the results reflecting in your personality as well as your
physical and psychological self. This is why it is so important to start with the element of
Earth; it is to begin one's journey on solid ground. As the Zelator initiation states: "Except
Adonai build the house, the house will fall." As you should already know: "By symbols and
images are all powers awakened and re-awakened." The sign of the Zelator is one such sign
that enables one to associate with the energies of Earth.
The sign of the Zelator is thus given: Stand upright and extend the right arm upwards
at a forty-five degree angle, turn the hand sideways facing inward. Place your left foot
forward. This position is the same gesture that the Hierophant took when he interposed for
you between the Hiereus and the Hegemon in the Zelator Initiation.
The Zelator Grade Sign
The sign of the Zelator is given by the Worker of the Realm in all ceremonies
to identify himself. It also enables his mind to link with the forces of the element of
Earth, much in the same way that the motto forms a different consciousness in a
person. The sign is also used in many advanced spiritual workings dealing with the
Qabalah, Enochian, the Eastern Tattwas and much more. The sign is the key that
allows the Zelator to be able to commune with the element of Earth in the hopes that
later he may have control over the element.
As stated above, the sign is used to affirm the symbols of Earth into one's
consciousness. In other words, the use of it and its representation should ideally be
ingrained into your life. Everything you do and everything you think should allow you
to contemplate on the qualities of cool and dryness, of being stable and grounded,
and of stillness and patience.
Let the Zelator meditate and recite the following five times a day.
Make the Zelator Grade Sign toward the north and say: "Not unto my name,
but unto Thy name, Adonai."
Say: "May the power of Adonai cleanse me."
Say: "My outer garments prepare me for the work of Adonai."
Say: "The Light of Adonai shines upon me."
Say: "Let all adore Adonai, the Lord and King of Earth. Adonai, Adonai Ha-
Aretz, Adonai Melekh. Blessed be Thy name unto the countless ages. Ameen"
"0 Stability in Motion,
Darkness veiled in Brilliance,
Day clothed in Night,
Master who never doth withhold the wages of Thy workmen,
Crown of living and harmonious diamond, may the blessing of Adonai be
upon us all."
A simple way of gaining strength and being reminded of your duties as a
Zelator would be to include the use of affirmations throughout the day. Some
"Praise unto the Lord of my Soul, who lives within me."
"Adonai the Lord of Earth is strong in all ways; I shall follow His path."
"Adonai gives strength and power to me that I may shine to all. Let those who seek
Thee be glad and joyful."
You may use the above affirmations as a starter. Otherwise you may choose
to come up with something of your own. As a rule to affirmations, never throw in any
negative phrases or words such as, "I'm riot going to be angry", or "I won't be
worried." Instead, try to modify them to more positive phrases and words which tend
to be much more effective like, "I'm a very bright and good natured person", and "I
look forward to achieving my goal."
Consequently, affirmations take the least amount of effort. Fortunately
enough, the mind can absorb and retain the programming for a long period of time.
Unknowingly, many people's jargon involved in daily conversation tend to sway
toward affirming one's own belief.
Some examples are:
Do any of these sound familiar? Well, unknowingly these are phrases that
have been used by many people in daily language. Although many will not notice
how they started in language or what they mean, the subconscious mind will always
record even the smallest information. It is the power of affirmations that makes the
words and phrases become alive and more meaningful.
As a Zelator of the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn, it shouldn't be taken
lightly, those powers that will be achieved and developed in the 1=10 grade.
However, always keep in mind that this grade is to help ground and stabilize all of
your future workings. So be laborious and patient like the gnomes, but avoid
grossness and avarice, for only the persistent one in the grade of 1=10 will
Let the Zelator be persistent in the following:
1. Daily ritual practice, morning and evening.
2. Twenty minutes minimum of meditation using one of the meditations
for this grade or Neophyte.
3. Regular study, read, learn, memorize, absorb.
The Esoteric Order of the
ZELATOR GRADE SASH
The Zelator sash of the Order is similar to the Neophyte sash, with a few significant
exceptions. On your Zelator sash, you will notice that the cross is placed within the triangle.
In analyzing this placement, we find several different meanings.
First and foremost, this combination can be linked to the Banner of the West,
therefore symbolizing that even in the depths of Darkness and Ignorance, the Light shineth in
the Darkness, but the Darkness comprehendeth it not.
If we break down the cross and triangle, we see that the cross is representative of the
three paths leading out of fYD a2, the thirty-second, thirty-first, and twenty-ninth (q, c, and
t). Recalling from the Zelator Initiation we see that these three combined together spell
Quesheth, meaning "Bow or Promise."
The cross reveals to us the hidden knowledge of the Divine nature which is to be
obtained through their aid. Together they represent Light and Life. As you can see, this
variation can be a powerful mediation providing the Zelator with persistence, consistency,
and the drive and will to continue through the hardest of times.
The sash is worn the same way the Neophyte sash is worn.
It should also be worn during all Earth workings so as to infuse and empower one's
Sphere of Sensation with the Earth energy.
Also placed on the sash is:
What this symbolizes is that you are now in the first grade of the Order, located on
the Tree, in the tenth sephira.
The square and circle represent the hidden quality of their origin in ~1HD (where all
things are one) and the consequent universal application of the secret formula.
Grade Sash Grade Sash
The Esoteric Order of the
THE WATCHTOWER OF
"This grade is especially referred to the element of Earth, and therefore, one of its
principal emblems is the Great Watchtower or Terrestrial Tablet of the North. It is
the Third or Great Northern Quadrangle or Earth Tablet, and it is one of the four
Great Tablets of the Elements said to have been given to Enoch by the Great Angel
Ave. It is divided within itself into four lesser angles. The mystic letters upon it form
various Divine and Angelic names, in what our tradition calls the Angelic secret
language. From it are drawn the three holy secret names of God MOR DIAL
HCTGA which are borne upon the Banners of the North, and there are also
numberless names of Angels, Archangels, and Spirits ruling the element of Earth."
The Esoteric Order of the
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE
This knowledge lecture is for the purpose of furthering the correspondences
in your personal arsenal. With a comprehension of Knowledge Lecture One, you will
be able to link the information herein.
The three principles of Nature have alchemical symbols. Their names are:
Sulfur ^ Mercury Q Salt (^)
The Seven Ancient Planets have alchemical metals attributed to them, and they are:
Copper or Brass Q
There are several books on the subject of Alchemy. Below are listed terms and their
White - The Qabalistic Bride of the Microprosopus.
Malkah - Analogous to silver and the Moon.
Red - The Qabalistic Microprosopus.
mKSn - Analogous to gold and the Sun.
The Black Dragon
Death, putrefaction, and decay.
The Green Lion
The stem and root of the radical essence of metals.
The pure living alchemical spirit of silver. The refined essence of Heat and Moisture.
The pure living alchemical spirit of gold. The refined essence of Heat and Fire.
The essential spiritual beings called upon to praise God in the Benedictine Omnia Opera, also
known as the Four Orders of the Elements, are:
The spirits of Earth:
The spirits of Air:
The spirits of Water:
The spirits of Fire:
The Kerubim are the living powers of Tetragrammaton on the material plane
and the Presidents of the four elements. They operate through the Fixed or Kerubic
Signs of the Zodiac, and are symbolized and attributed in this manner.
Kerub of Air
Kerub of Fire
Kerub of Water
Kerub of Earth
The Laver of Water
This was spoken of in the Zelator Initiation. It refers to the waters of TiTI and
the feminine powers that are reflected in the Waters of Creation. Between the altar
and the entrance into the Holy Place stood the Laver of Brass where the priest
washed before entering the tabernacle. Having made an offering at the Altar of
Burnt Sacrifice, and having been cleansed at the Laver of Brass, the priest then
entered the Holy Place.
Altar of Burnt Offerings
In the grade of Neophyte you came out of the world to the Gateway of Hidden
Knowledge. You stood before the Tree of Life. Now you can pass through the
gateways and come into the Holy Place. You are now in the Court of the
Tabernacle, where stood the burnt offering and the sacrifice of animals, which
symbolized the Qlippoth or evil demons who inhabit the plane contiguous to and
below the material universe.
The Tablet of Shewbread
To the north side of the Holy Place stood the Tablet of Shewbread. On it,
twelve loaves were laid as emblems of the Mystery of the Rose of Creation. The
twelve circles are the twelve signs of the Zodiac, while the lamp in the center is
symbolic of the Sun, which is the source of heat and life. The four triangles, whose
twelve angles each touch one of the twelve circles, are those of Fire, Earth, Air,
Water and allude to the three decanates, or phases of ten degrees of each sign. On
one side of each triangle is YHVH, which is referred to that particular sign; on the
opposite side of it is the name of one of the twelve tribes, which is also attributed to
Now the twenty-two sounds and letters of the Hebrew alphabet are the
foundation of all things. The Three Mother Letters, Seven Double Letters, and
Twelve Single Letters. The twelve single letters are allotted to the twelve directions
The twelve loaves are as images of the outer petals of the rose, while within
are the four Archangels, ruling over the four quarters and the Kerubic emblems of
the lion, man, bull, and eagle.
Around the great central lamp, which is an image of the Sun, is the great
mother of heaven, symbolized by the letter 17, the first of the simple letters, and by its
number five, the pentagram, Malkah the bride, ruling in her kingdom, rVD^ft,
crowned with the crown of twelve stars.
The Seven-Branched Candlestick
On the southern side of the Holy Place stood the seven-branched candlestick,
wherein was burnt pure olive oil. It is an image of the mastery of the Elohim, the
seven creative ideas. The symbolic drawing represents its occult meaning. The
seven circles that surround the heptagram represent the seven planets, and the
seven Qabalistic palaces of Assiah, the mystical world which answers to the seven
Within each circle is a triangle to represent the three fold creative idea
operating in all things. On the right hand side of each is the Hebrew name of the
angel who governs the planet. On the left side of each is the Hebrew name of the
sphere of the planet itself. The Hebrew beneath the base is one of the double letters
of the Hebrew alphabet which refers to the seven planets. The seven double letters
are called double because they each have a double permutation. Thus we have life
and death; peace and war; wisdom and folly; riches and poverty; grade and
indignity; fertility and solitude; power and servitude.
These letters also refer to the days of the week and the seven localities. The
power of these seven letters are also shown forth in the seven palaces of Assiah
and the seven stars of vision, and the seven Holy Angels who rule them.
THE SEVEN-BRANCHED CANDLESTICK
Tin mini nrn nro nan ion niu
The Symbolism Of The Seven-Branched Candlestick holder
The Altar of Incense
Before the veil of the Holies stood the Altar of Incense. It was in the form of a
double cube, thus representing material form as a reflection and duplication of that
which is spiritual.
If you lifted this altar up above your head and gazed on the bottom of the
altar, you would see the representation of the physical world. Just so behind the
material universe lies the concealed form of the majesty of the Divine Unknowable
Let the Zelator meditate on a straight line. Let him take a ruler or a pencil and
by moving it a distance equal to its length, outline a square.
Having done this, let him, after quieting his mind with the rhythmic breathing
taught in the first meditation, mentally formulate a cube, and endeavor to discover
the significance of this figure and its correspondences.
Let him meditate upon minerals and crystals, choosing especially a crystal of
salt, and entering into it, actually feel himself of crystalline formation.
Looking out on the Universe from this standpoint, let him identify himself with
the Earth spirits in love and sympathy, recalling as far as he can their prayer as said
in the closing of the Zelator Grade.
Let him meditate upon the Earth Triplicity, visualizing the symbols of a Bull-a
Virgin-a Goat which stand for Kerubic Earth-Mutable Earth-Cardinal Earth.
For the above terms consult a simple astrology manual. Make notes of the
ideas and pictures which arise in your mind.
The two pillars on either side of the altar represent:
Active: The White Pillar on the south side
Pillar of Light and Fire
Passive: The Black Pillar on the north side
Pillar of Cloud
The Four Worlds of the Qabalah
Matter, Man, Shells, Demons
The Ten Heavens of Assiah
or Houses of the Material World
Rashith Ha Gilgalim
Sphere of the Zodiac
Sphere of Saturn
Sphere of Jupiter
Sphere of Mars
Sphere of Sol
Sphere of Venus
Sphere of Mercury
Sphere of Luna
Sphere of the Elements
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Olam Yesodoth, meaning "World of Foundations, " is also known as Cholem Yesodoth, which means "The Breaker of Foundations. '
The Divine Names Attributed To The Sephiroth
Choir of Angels
YHVH Eloah Vedaath
Shaddai El Chai
Name of Planet
Malkah be Tarshisim ve-ad
In most traditional Tarot packs, there are seventy-eight cards which make up
four suits of fourteen cards each, together with twenty-two trumps, or Major Arcana,
which reveal the story of the soul.
Each suit consists of ten cards numbered as in the modern day playing cards,
but there are four court cards instead of three.
The four suits are:
The Esoteric Order of the
YOU SHOULD KNOW
The following is miscellaneous information that you should be aware of: The lighting
the candles in the Temple, circumambulation, reverse circumambulation with the
Rending of the Veil, and movements in praise to the Almighty One.
Lighting the Candles in the Temple
Before a ritual or other working in the Temple, it is important to light the
candles in the proper manner. This is symbolical of the Universe.
Begin in the east, and light the candles from right to left. Then,
circumambulate to the south and light the candles from right to left. Circumambulate
to the west and light them as before. Then circumambulate to the north and light the
candles as before. At this point, you will move from the north directly to the Cubical
Altar of the Universe and light the candles on the altar in a clockwise direction.
To put out the candles, start from the Cubical Altar of the Universe and pinch
or snuff out the candles in a counter clockwise direction. Then move to the north
and pinch or snuff out the candles in the north. Reverse circumambulate to the west
and repeat as in the north, then to the south and then end in the east.
When this is completed, make the grade sign to the Banner of the East and
leave the Temple.
Circumambulations In The Temple
When the Kerux begins the circumambulation on the pathway of Light, he
passes the Hegemon who then follows the Kerux. The Hiereus follows the
Hegemon, and the Stolistes and the Dadouchos follow the Hiereus.
As you pass the east, give the Neophyte grade sign to the throne of the
Hierophant, followed by the Sign of Silence.
Praise to the Almighty One
When the Hierophant says, "Let us adore the Lord of the Universe and
Spaces" all face east, and perform the following movements as you are reciting it.
Hold your arms up straight above your head, project forward in the Sign of
the Enterer and say with meaning:
"Holy art Thou, Lord of the Universe."
Remain in this position for about one second. Then return to the posture as before
and say while making the Sign of the Enterer:
"Holy art Thou which Nature has not formed."
Stand in the posture with the arms up. While making the Sign of the Enterer, say:
"Holy art Thou, the Vast and Mighty One."
Remain in projection and say:
"Ruler of the Light and the Darkness."
Come back into the Sign of Silence.
The Esoteric Order of the
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE
Understanding the significance of the officers is extremely important for they
represent archetypal energies in the duly consecrated Temple of the Esoteric Order of the
Golden Dawn. In the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn, there are seven basic officers, and
all of them must be present and functioning in the 0=0 grade of Neophyte. As we move up
into the higher grades from Zelator to Philosophus, some of the officers will not be present in
the ceremony. Here is a list of the seven officers. The first three officers are called primary
or major officers, and they are:
The next series of officers are called inferior officers, and they are:
We are not going to go into the expounded significance here of the officers but rather
just give you an overview, now that you are a Zelator, so that you can talk at least somewhat
intelligently on the nature of the officers and understand them and their function in the Hall
of the Neophyte. Later, in the Portal grade, understanding the magical formulae of the
Neophyte Initiation will be studied in depth as we expound upon ancient documents called Z-
1 and Z-3. These are extremely important documents to the Order because it gives a number
of formulas that we can use to study, read and learn from in our own personal magical
workings. There is a very specific formula that takes place in the Hall of the Neophyte.
Let us now examine the officers themselves. Again, those of you who have read Z-l
will find that this is a very slim, sketchy description of the officers. More detailed
descriptions will take place in a higher grade. The Hierophant is the most important officer
in the Temple in 0=0 grade, otherwise known as the Hall of the Neophyte. The Hierophant is
place in the east of the Temple where, in this position, he or she rules the Temple under the
presidency of the Chiefs of the Temple. The Hierophant is the expounder and the conductor
of the sacred Mysteries to the Neophyte. We could say that the Hierophant represents the
Osirian, Christ energy in the Hall of the Neophyte. The insignia and symbols of the
The Throne in the east in the path of D, outside the Veil.
The Mantle of Life with the cross on both breasts.
The Crown-headed Scepter.
The Banner of the East.
The robe that the Hierophant wears is that of scarlet. In essence, this represents the
flaming energy of Divine Light. This energy shines forth into the infinite worlds, particularly
into the Hall of the Neophyte. On the breast of the Hierophant is a white cross and this
represents purification unto the Light. In the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn, the essence
of balance is extremely important, therefore, two crosses are placed on the Hierophant's
cloak, one on each side.
The scepter of the Hierophant represents the forces of the Middle Pillar. The color of
the scepter is scarlet, banded with gold. The sephiroth that it includes are, H1H, m^SH,
"T1D'' and the pommel being in the sephira of fYD a2. The actual shafts of the wand
represents 3, D, and H. The Hierophant, in almost all cases, will wield the scepter by the path
of H. In essence, the scepter really is a symbol of the Divine White Light of "irD being
brought down by the Hierophant through the Scepter of Power. The Light is then brought
down and then projected at certain moments onto the aspirant through the paths of the
Middle Pillar of the Qabalistic Tree of Life.
The Hierophant wears a lamen, and this lamen is really the synthesis of m^SH. It
consists of the Calvary Cross of Six Squares. If the six squares were to be enclosed or pulled
into each other, it would form a cube. Of course, the cube is symbolical of the Qabalistic
Cube of the Universe. More will be discussed on this in a higher grade. The lamen is
painted in two colors, that of red and green, which are the most active and passive. Thus, we
see a point of equilibrium in the lamen itself. They are the symbolical reconciliation between
the elements of Fire and Water. The reconciling color of yellow unites with blue in green.
This is the complimentary color to red, and with red in orange which is the complimentary
color to blue. The smaller inner circle placed upon the lamen of the Hierophant alludes to the
rose of the mystical Rose Cross. This is also a symbol of self-sacrifice as anyone who would
be initiated into the Order must realize is necessary to obtain that higher wisdom.
The Banner of the East, which is one of the prime ensigns of the Hierophant, is white,
and this is the color of Light and purity. On the Banner of the East is the Calvary Cross of
Six Squares, six the number of m^SH. It is yellow or goldish in color. On the cross itself
is a cubical stone with the sacred letter H, the symbol of Life. Bound together on top of the
cross is the symbol of the Macrocosm, the hexagram, the red triangle of Fire and the blue
triangle of Water. This is symbolical of the Elohim moving upon the Waters of Creation
The Banner of the East affirms a particular mode of action that is employed by the
Divine Light in the operation of the forces of nature. This action is the symbolism of the
Macrocosm, so colored to affirm the action of the Fire of Spirit, the Elohim, moving upon the
Waters of Creation under the harmony of the golden cross of the reconciler. The concept of
the reconciler fits very well in the classical Egyptian mythos as well as in Christian and in
Hebraic mythos. Thus, it works very well in the Golden Dawn system. In this case, the
reconciler for the Neophyte is the Hierophant. Later on, the Neophyte must become his own
reconciler. There is certainly much more symbolism that surrounds the Banner of the East,
including the pole itself, how it is suspended, the tassels and so forth, but we will get into the
detailed descriptions in the esoteric understanding of the Banner of the East in another grade.
The Hierophant is called the 'Expounder of the Sacred Mysteries." As pointed out
earlier, this is Osiris in the Nether world.
The next officer of importance sits exactly opposite of the Hierophant in the Hall of
the Neophyte, and his name is the Hiereus. His station is in the extreme west of the Temple,
in the lowest point of HID 7ft where he is enthroned in the darkest part. The Hiereus
represents a terrible and avenging god in the confines of matter at the border of the Qlippoth,
"demons." The Hiereus is enthroned upon matter and robed in darkness. About him is
thunder and lightening which are the impacts of the Qabalistic paths of ID and p or Fire and
Water. The Hiereus is placed in this position as a mighty and avenging guardian of the
sacred Mysteries. Here are the symbols and insignia of the Hiereus:
The Station of fYD a2, where it borders on the Kingdom of Shells of the Qlippoth.
The Black Robe of Darkness, bearing two white crosses on the breasts.
The Sword of Strength and Severity.
The lamen suspended from a scarlet collar.
The Banner of the West.
The robe or mantle of the Hiereus is of black and it is symbolical of Darkness which
is threatening and terrible to the Outer. This blackness if you will conceals an avenging force
which is ever ready to break forth against the "Evil Ones." On his cloak, he has two white
crosses, and these represent purification of matter unto the Divine Light.
The Sword itself represents the forces of the Pillar of Severity. We will not expound
on the individual symbolism enshrined in the sword itself, this will be covered in a higher
The Hiereus wears a lamen around his neck and the lamen is described as an outer
circle symbolizing the four sephiroth of m^SH, ITU], ~flH and ~HD\ There is a triangle
within a circle which connects the paths of ], V and 2. In the extreme center of the darkness
of the triangle is the path of D, the passage for the Rending of the Veil which will be learned
more about in another grade. This lamen acts as a connecting link between the First and the
Second Order. In essence, without going into too much detail, the lamen represents, "The
Light that shineth in the Darkness though the Darkness comprehendeth it not." It affirms the
possibility of the redemption of evil.
The Banner of the West is one of the most important ensigns of the office of Hiereus.
The Banner of the West has a White Triangle which refers to the three connecting paths out
of fYD a2 with other sephiroth, while the Red Cross is a symbol of hidden knowledge of the
Divine nature. The Cross and Triangle when combined together represent the symbolism of
Light and Life. In addition, there is one other aspect to this symbol and that is the aspect of
rescuing the evil (This is a fairly easy concept to understand if we look at our own deficits as
evil or shortcomings and think in terms of rescuing that aspect of our own personality). In
the center of the White Triangle is the Cross of m^SH which represents self sacrifice made
only unto the Higher. This Red Cross may be bordered with gold which is a representative of
the perfect metal obtained in and through the darkness of putrefaction, an alchemical process
that will be studied in another grade. The background of the Banner of the West is black, and
thus, it represents the Darkness and ignorance of the Outer, while the White Triangle in the
center is again the Light that shineth in the Darkness but which is not comprehended by the
Darkness. When we think in terms of those who are uninitiated into the Mysteries as
ignorant into the symbolism of the Mysteries, the black background of the Banner of the
West becomes a fitting symbol.
One other note on the Banner of the West is that it is an extremely powerful symbol
of protection. It has been used successfully in all kinds of working, from inner plane work,
to exorcism over the years, and the symbolism has stood the test of trial and the test of times.
It should be memorized and utilized later on when you begin doing inner plane work and
pathworking. When you come across aspects in pathworking that are not appropriate, then
they can be banished by the symbol of the Banner of the West.
The Hiereus is called, "Avenger of the Gods." He is Horus in the abode of blindness,
unto the ignorance of the Higher. His true name in Egyptian is Hoor.
The next officer of the importance in the Temple of the 0=0 grade is the Hegemon.
The Hegemon is always thought of as being feminine, whether it be a male holding the role,
or a female. The station of the Hegemon is between the two pillars whose basis are in I"IU3
and in "Tin. The Hegemon's job in the Hall of the Neophyte is to provide balance between
the Hiereus and the Hierophant. She is also the Guardian of the Threshold of the Entrance
and the Preparer of the Way for the Enterer. Therefore, she acts as a reconciler between
Light and Darkness. She is the mediator between the Hierophant and the Hiereus. The
symbols and insignias of the Hegemon are:
The Robe of White, bearing on the left breast a red cross.
The Mitre Headed Scepter, the mitre head resembling a bishop's hat.
The Lamen suspended from a black collar.
The robe that the Hegemon wears represents the balances of the pillars which is
required for the aspirant to enter the Mysteries. It also represents self-sacrifice that is offered
for another to aid him in the attainment of Divine Light. Upon the cloak of the Hegemon on
the left breast is a cross, usually a Calvary Cross. The red represents, in this case, the energy
of the Lower Will which is now being purified and subjugated to the Higher.
The Mitre-Headed Scepter is a very unusual looking tool of the office of Hegemon.
On the Tree of Life, it represents the forces of the Pillar of Mercy on the Qabalistic Tree of
Life. It is scarlet with gold bands and a pommel. The bands represent the places of the
sephiroth of "IDPI and PIH1 The shaft consists of H and 3. The grip is held on the path of p,
while the pommel is in JTD a! The mitre is charged with the red Calvary Cross of Six
Squares. This is the top portion of the scepter. The mitre itself represents dual wisdom out
of nQUDPf, or duplicated aspects of ~1J~D. So the symbolism itself is ruled by the powers and
forces of flux and reflux. That is one reason why the Hegemon holds it by the path of p
which is symbolical of the Moon card of the Tarot. The Moon is being a symbol of flux and
reflux. It is called the Scepter of Wisdom. The lamen of the Hegemon bears a Calvary Cross
of Six Squares and this is encompassed within a circle. The cross itself embraces the
sephiroth of m^SH, PIH3, "11 H and "TID"' and it rests firmly upon HID^D. In addition to
much of the other symbolism that we will not mention here, it also represents the black
Calvary Cross of Suffering as the initiator by trial and self-abnegation and the opener of the
ways into the comprehension of the forces of the infinite Divine Light. This is one reason
why it is suspended by a black collar showing that suffering is the purgation of evil.
The Hegemon is representative of the Egyptian deity known as Ma' at. Ma' at is the
wi elder of the Scepter of Dual Wisdom from HED!"!. She is the one that holds the scales in
the Hall of Truth in the Egyptian mythos, the Hall of the Dual Manifestation of the Goddess
The next officers that we will examine are the Kerux, Stolistes, Dadouchos, and the
Sentinel. These are the minor or inferior officers in the Hall of the Neophyte. These officers
do not wear mantles or cloaks, but only lamens suspended from the black collars and breast
plates. The designs are all black and white as well. This would show the administration of
the forces of Divine Light acting through the Darkness under the presidency and direction of
the superior officers.
The Caduceus of Hermes is the lamen of the Kerux. There is a tremendous amount of
symbolism that will be covered in the Theoricus grade on the Caduceus of Hermes. We will
not cover it here, but know that it is an important symbol that embraces almost the entire
Tree of Life. The Caduceus of Hermes, in addition, represents the balanced forces of the
eternal Light which works invisibly in the darkness. The Caduceus is the symbol of Hermes,
and as a symbol of Hermes, it contains both unsuspected forces and invisible forces.
The lamen of the Stolistes bears a white cup painted upon a black background, and
this refers to the Laver of Moses as well as to the Sea of Solomon. It also represents the
purification through Water. Like the Caduceus, the Lamen of the Stolistes, the cup, also
represents the elements of Water, Air and Fire. The crescent which is the cup part of the
symbol is the Water above the firmament. The circle, which is the center of the cup, is the
firmament itself, and the triangle is the consuming Fire below. The cup also represents a
receptacle, a collector of the fluidic forces of Divine Light. Thus, it becomes an
inexhaustible bowl of the effervescence of waters in the libations which pour out and are
available to those who know its secret. The Cup of Stolistes will be covered in greater depth
in the Practicus grade.
The next symbol is the lamen of the Dadouchos which bears the Hermetic Cross.
This Hermetic Cross is also known as the Fylfot, the Hammer of Thor and the Swastika. The
symbolism of this cross is of seventeen squares taken from a square of twenty-five lesser
squares. These seventeen fitly represent the symbolism of the Sun, the four elements and the
twelve signs of the zodiac. As a Zelator, this was the entrance badge into the grade of
Zelator. In depth symbolism into the Swastika or Hermetic Cross may be examined in the
initiation included in the Zelator book. One other important point of the symbolism of this
particular cross as it relates to the initiation is that it is symbolical of whirling flames bolting
through the Universe as is represented by four axis. The heads of the axis could be double or
single and turned in every direction. It is a symbol of vast power, terrific strength and
represents the Fire of Spirit which is cutting, chopping and cleaving its way to all of the
directions through the darkness of matter.
The Kerux is represented by the Egyptian deity called Anubis. The Sentinel is also
represented by Anubis.
The Kerux is, "Anubis of the East."
The Sentinel is, "Anubis of the West."
This is very simple to understand. The Kerux is the Guardian of the East, the
guardian inside the Temple, whereas the Sentinel is the guardian outside of the Temple. In
addition, the Kerux also does the proclaiming for the Hierophant in the 0=0 Initiation. His
particular ensigns are the Red Lamp to signify the Hidden Fire over which he watches
always. His magical staff of power also represents the Divine Light which kindles the
Hidden Fire. The Kerux is the guardian of the inner side of the Portal. He is called "Watcher
of the Gods."
The station of Stolistes is in the northern part of the Temple. The Stolistes represents
the power of moisture. The cup that the Stolistes wears as an ensign is a receptacle of this
moisture. The Stolistes is called, "Goddess of the Scales of the Balance at the Black Pillar."
She is "The Light shining through the waters upon the Earth." and she is stationed to the
northwest of the black pillar.
The Dadouchos is in charge of the fires of the Temple. The censer is one of the
ensigns of the Dadouchos or one of his tools. Whereas the Stolistes is in charge of cold and
moisture, the Dadouchos is in charge of the forces of heat and dryness. "Goddess of the
Scales of Balance at the White Pillar" is the name of the Dadouchos. She is, "Perfection
through Fire manifesting on Earth." The Dadouchos is stationed to the southwest of the
These are the minor officers. The Sentinel is outside of the Temple preparing the
candidates for entrance into the Temple by hoodwinking them, tying them thrice around the
waste and making sure that no one abrogates the security of the Temple. The Sentinel stands
with sword in hand and is always ready defend the Temple. The Sentinel is the lowest of all
of the officers, yet a very important officer, especially if you think of historical value. At one
time in the study of the Mysteries, it was very important to have someone outside of your
working area that could defend you and keep guard for you. So thus, people take turns being
the Sentinel today, this need is not as pronounced, but nonetheless, it could be of real need in
the wrong situation, and thus, the Sentinel guards the Temple from the outside.
More symbolism of the formula of the Neophyte ceremony will be covered in a
higher grade as well as the in depth symbolism of the nature of the officers.
The Esoteric Order of the
RITUAL TO GO BACK IN
What we are going to discuss in this lesson is the concept of traveling through
time. Sound amazing? Well, it shouldn't be too much of a surprise when the basic
knowledge is learned. The question to ask is, "What is time?" Just like the concept
of electricity, we know how to use it, we understand its laws and principles, but to
this day we don't know what it is. Time is an illusion, just like life is an illusion. This
is not to say that life overall is an illusion, but it is referring to the life perceived in the
lower planes of existence. Time to man is everything. It rules our lives in one way
or another, dealing with our past, present and that not yet revealed to us in the
future. Unlike human kind, there are those that are not affected by time at all, those
entities that reign in the worlds of Yetzirah, Briah and Atziluth. The principles of time
neither involve these beings nor affect them in any way, much different than that of
human kind. We are bound to principles such as, "It is the present that molds and
forms the future," and, "Our present lives are based on the foundations that were
built in the past." To us, everything touches everything else and every action has its
If we take the concept of time and imagine that it was the shape of a
yardstick, we can divide it into three parts, the left side, the middle and the right side.
We can associate this to past, present and future. We look at time as these three
separate concepts. In actuality, time is constant, ever flowing, and all three
concepts unite as one whole. Just like the yardstick, although we have divided it into
three sections, is still one piece. This is one of the basic principles of time.
Another principle we might add is the concept of duration. In other words, two
hundred years in Earth time would not even equal a fraction of a second to God.
God is the source of life. From Him all things flow, even time, for it is He who
governs over the Universe and time. So time is both limiting as well as infinite. We
have to keep in mind that time is constant. There is no past, present or future, it just
The Ritual to Go Back In Time is designed to shift your consciousness into
the realm of time as you know it. You will be able to venture into the past by using
the methods described, and bring back to the present something specific from
yourself at that particular time. You may have had a knack for playing music when
you were young and as you got older you slowly became desensitized so that you
wouldn't even touch a piano. Using the method hereafter you will be able to return
to the time at that age when you had the flare for music, and by using magic, bring
this trait back to your present life.
Some reasons that you may want to perform this ritual are that it will aid you
in your present life by traveling back in time and acquiring those traits to improve
your present life. Another reason may be to help accelerate and build your astral
Some keys that will help you get the most out of this ritual is to get as deep as
possible. Second, be constantly aware that you have a body but you are not your
body. Your consciousness is as free as the wind, and once you have a firm grasp of
this concept, you can travel effectively through the barriers of time.
There is only one tool you will need, and that is a sigil. A sigil is a symbol that
represents an idea, thought, power or whatever you choose it to be. You will need
to think of a sigil, whether it be completely made up, or one that you have seen in a
book. The only important thing to remember is to make sure that the sigil has some
significance to it. The way you do this is by doing a little research. On the other
hand you may keep it simple and choose to select a simple sigil such as your
zodiacal sign. This sigil is used to help retrieve and receive the spiritual energy from
the plane that it is being extracted.
First, identify the goal. Keep in mind those traits or abilities that you have or may
have had that may be increased or enhanced in your present life. This may regard a magical
trait, an aspect of your personality, a talent forgotten perhaps, or anything specific. Once this
has been carefully sorted, choose a sigil representing your magical powers. Create it, then
draw it out on paper to enforce its image into your mind. It would be suggested that a sigil
chosen should be one that has sympathetic or magical meaning to you.
Perform the L.B.R.P.
Sit or lie down and find a comfortable position. Begin performing the Four Fold
When the ultimate stage of relaxation has been reached, visualize yourself alone in a
See a rather small light before you some few yards away, and as you approach it, see
it becoming larger and larger. When you've finally reached the light, it begins to form into a
glowing calendar. Stand before it.
Visualize the pages of the calendar beginning to flip backwards, reversing time,
moving at a steady pace then speeding up gradually. Visualize the calendar flipping so fast
that only a blur of light could be seen. Going back in time a minimum of ten years, see the
calendar begin to slow down until page by page it stops. Notice the exact day, month and
year the page states before you.
Now, at this time visualize the calendar beginning to fade, and as it does, a scene
from the past involving you begins to appear. Taking notice of all the activities being done
in this scene, inhale through the nose, and as you exhale, step forward with the Sign of the
Enterer, willing yourself to penetrate through the time membrane.
Locate your second self in that time, keeping in mind that you are not there to
interfere with history, but rather, you have a task to do.
Once you find your second self, approach it face to face, and as you do, form your
chosen sigil between you and your second self. Mentally hurl the sigil with the Sign of the
Enterer onto the forehead of your second self, seeing it glow luminously. As the sigil
remains steady on your second self, begin to feel your own self-absorbing the trait or quality
that you've planned previously. Remain with the latter until you feel you've absorbed enough
essence or magical energy. Then retrieve the sigil and allow it to re-absorb into you,
preferably through your forehead.
Return to the same place where you entered into this plane in time. Exit by using the
same method of the Sign of the Enterer. See yourself back in the dark room.
Face the calendar. Visualize it once again flipping rapidly, going forward. Continue
seeing the pages turn until it reaches the present day and year. When that page stops, affirm
to yourself the present month, day and year, keeping aware of the essence in yourself that
you've brought to the present from the past.
Perform the L.B.R.P.
You may consider performing this ritual once a week to strengthen the same
intention, or you may choose another goal and return another time to achieve it.
Note: The proper selection of a sigil is vital. It is important to be aware of the
sigil being used, for in such a case, should there be any negative feelings or
thoughts aroused from the sigil, take care to take the time in choosing another which
best fits the mood and significance.
The Esoteric Order of the
THE FOUR WORLDS OF
The Guide For Understanding
The Four Worlds
Having a good understanding and a firm grasp of the Four World concept of
the Qabalah is essential for future Qabalistic understanding, and later, for Qabalistic
magical workings. As has been pointed out in earlier lessons, the Qabalah
describes the Tree of Life as having ten sephiroth and twenty-two paths. In addition,
the Qabalah also defines the Universe as being divided into four worlds. Each of
these worlds is represented by one of the four letters of the Tetragrammaton. If the
Tree is the glyph that we use to represent the total manifested Universe, then that
would mean that the Tree is in fact divided into four sections. These four sections
are called the Four Worlds of the Qabalah. On the other hand, modern Qabalists
and those of the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn prefer the glyph of four trees.
This fits in with the old saying "~irO is in rVD^ft and rfD^ft is in TD", for as we
reach TD, we then climb onto the next tree and again begin our path in rVD^ft.
This also expresses that we have forty sephiroth and eighty-eight paths. Some
Qabalists have gone even farther than this. They feel that in each sephira, an entire
tree exists, or actually, that four entire trees exist. So, in rVD^D, you would have an
entire tree, or you could have four entire trees with one corresponding to each of the
Four Worlds of the Qabalah, or to each letter of the Tetragrammaton. We in the
Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn feel comfortable with the concept of four trees
and four worlds. However, we do recognize the fact that aspects of any given
sephira may be found in another sephira.
If we look, for example, at "Tin as the sephira of intellect and nU3 as the
sephira of desire, it certainly could be argued that in "Tin there is the possibility of
thinking about desire. So, consequently, in that sephira it could be argued that an
entire tree exists. Feel comfortable at this point in the theory that there are four
basic trees, one tree on top of another. Each tree leads to a whole new and exciting
dimension of consciousness. This dimension of consciousness is called a World in
the Qabalah, and there are four of them.
Let's begin at the first world; it is called Atziluth. This is the archetypal world,
or the world of pure Spirit, which activates all the other worlds. In other words, all
other worlds evolve from it. Atziluth, because it is Pure Spirit beyond time, beyond
space, and in essence beyond manifestation, is beyond description. Some
Qabalists use the term Atziluth as the Divine world, or the world where the thoughts
of God exist. This is the world in which the name of God is said to exist.
Incidentally, and very important to remember, when you use a particular Divine
name for any given sephira, Adonai Ha-Aretz for example, you are calling the name
of God in that sephira in the world of Atziluth. Traditionally, this world is also
referred to as Ha-Oh-Lam Atziluth, Ha-Oh-Lam meaning "world of." As might be
expected by Qabalists, everything is corresponding. Thus, we ascribe the letter n to
the world of Atziluth, or the world of Primal Fire.
The second world is Briah, also known as the Creative World. This is the
world of pure intellect, of Archangels and archetypes, and is ascribed to the letter il
and primal Water. Briah is known as Ha-Oh-Lam Briah, which means World of
Creation. Briah is also beyond mortal comprehension. It is far beyond the ability of
the conscious mind to understand it. It is in this world that we vibrate the
Archangelic names. This is also called the Divine name in the world of Briah. For
example, in the sephira of mK2n, the Divine name is YHVH Eloah Vedaath. That
Divine name is the general Divine name that manifests through all the worlds as
emanating from the World of Atziluth. However, if I wish to call upon the name of
God in mKSn in the World of Briah, then I would vibrate the name Raphael.
Raphael, of course, is the Archangel, but as you must remember, all manifestations
are aspects of the Great Unknowable One. Even the Divine name is an aspect of
the total Unknowable One.
The third world is the world called Yetzirah, or Ha-Oh-Lam Yetzirah. Yetzirah
is the World of Formation, and here are found the subtle and flashing patterns
behind physical matter. This is a very important world because most magical
workings are done in the World of Yetzirah. The Emerald Tablet says, "As above, so
below." That is why the occultist will raise his consciousness as high as he can
stretch it. In other words, he will open it to the higher, and reach from the physical
mundane world into the World of Yetzirah. By building and creating in the World of
Yetzirah, the law of manifestation states that it must come into physical being on the
physical plane. Put simply, as above, so below. Yetzirah is the world of angels, or
high level energies as they are called. In studying various diagrams on the Qabalah,
you will see Choir of Angels or Order of Angels for a particular sephira. The Order of
Angels is manifested in the World of Yetzirah. Just like with Briah, the name of the
Order of Angels is also the Divine name for that sephira for this particular world of
the Qabalah. Coming back to our example, the Divine name for m^SH in the World
of Atziluth is YHVH Eloah Vedaath. The Divine name for mKSn in the World of
Briah is Raphael. The Divine name for m^SH in the World of Yetzirah is Melekim.
To keep it simple, we refer to Melekim as the Choir or Order of Angels; Raphael as
the Archangel; and YHVH Eloah Vedaath as the Divine name in general for that
The final world, or the fourth world, is Assiah, or Ha-Oh-Lam Assiah. Assiah
refers to the active world, or the physical world of sensation, both seen and unseen
energies of matter. It is attributed to the final PI of the Divine name. It also refers to
Primal Earth. We ascribe the Kerubim, as representatives of the four elements
manifested on the physical plane, to the World of Assiah. Essentially, you and I,
most of the day, live in the World of Assiah, the physical, mundane plane.
Now, getting back to our definition that in fact there are Four Worlds and in
each world there exists a tree, this gives us in reality forty sephiroth. In the course of
this study we will not spend a lot of time with the other viable theories on the Four
Worlds of the Qabalah. As I mentioned earlier, one theory essentially describes four
hundred sephiroth, another theory forty, whereas another theory you just have the
ten, but the four worlds are divided on the Tree. We feel that is too simplistic for
deep level workings and magical workings later on. So, consequently, the Esoteric
Order of the Golden Dawn ascribes to the Qabalistic theory of forty sephiroth, or four
hundred. The only difference between the forty sephiroth or the four hundred
sephiroth is that the forty sephiroth each have a Tree within them, thus giving us four
Now, in addition to ascribing one letter of the Tetragrammaton to each World
of the Qabalah, we ascribe a Divine name or an Archangelic name or a Choir or
Order of Angel name to the worlds of the Qabalah. But there is no Divine name or
Angelic name for Assiah, the physical world. In addition, we have four color scales
and these color scales have been accepted by the Hermetic Qabalah as the King
scale, the Queen scale, the Emperor scale, and the Empress scale colors. The King
scale refers to Atziluth, the Queen scale to Briah, and the Emperor scale to Yetzirah,
while the Empress scale refers to the physical world of Assiah. Traditionally, the
sephiroth are usually colored in the scale of Briah, and the paths are colored in the
scale of Atziluth, or the King Scale of colors. So you have the King scale of colors
for the paths and the Queen scale of colors for the sephiroth. One of the reasons for
this is balance, and in all workings of the Tree of Life, balance must be of prime
importance. In describing the Four Worlds, the Order has chosen the term Primal
Elements to describe Fire, Water, Air, and Earth, symbolized by the letters of the
Tetragrammaton and corresponding them to the Four Worlds in a base effort to
distinguish these energies from other forms of elements described on the Tree of
This is very important, since in each individual world, n (Fire), is also attributed
to HftDn; n (Water), to nm; 1 (Air), to nnKSH; final if, or manifestation, to niD^Q.
We will distinguish these elements from the Primal Elements as Specific Elements.
Thus, in Atziluth, Primal Fire, are four such Specific Elements; a Fire (Specific) of
Fire (Primal); a Water (Specific) of Fire (Primal); an Air (Specific) of Fire (Primal); an
Earth (Specific) of Fire (Primal). Now, when we examine the world of Briah, or
Primal Water, there is a Fire of Water, a Water of Water, an Air of Water, and an
Earth of Water. If we look at Yetzirah, or Primal Air, we have a Fire of Air, a Water
of Air, an Air of Air, and an Earth of Air. The same would be true of Assiah. Assiah,
of course, is Earth, so we would have Fire of Earth, Water of Earth, Air of Earth, and
Earth of Earth. Another additional place where the Four Worlds concept helps us to
better understand and classify is in the area of the Tarot. In the Tarot, Wands
always refer to Atziluth, and cups to Briah. Swords refer to Yetzirah, and Pentacles
refer to Assiah. So, the four suits of the Tarot are also broken down categorically
into the Four Worlds of the Qabalah. This will later be of great help to you in
understanding the Tarot. Of course, the Major Arcana refer directly to the paths and
not the sephiroth.
Since we have been talking about elements in regards to the Four Worlds of
the Qabalah and the Tree of Life, there is another aspect of the elements on the
Tree of Life. These are the three maternal Hebrew letters, called the Mother Letters.
It is important to understand that the element found on the paths of these three
letters are not the same element as found in the sephiroth. These are called
Transitional Elements. For example, the Fool card is the letter K and is Air. Do not
confuse this with the same element of Air that is represented by 1 of Yetzirah, which
would be Primal Air, or the 1 of m^SH, which would be Specific Air. The elements
of the paths are transitional in that they are in a constant state of flow between two
sephiroth. It is not our intention at this point to bombard you with different categories
of elements as related to the Tree of Life, but we will add two more at this stage.
The first one is called Primordial Elements, and these are the elements as rooted in
TD. If every aspect of the Tree of Life finds its roots in TD, T3 being the
primordial point, then we have at that point an aspect called Primordial Elements. If
we look at the lower sephiroth on the Tree of Life, primarily "Tin, T1D\ and ITU], then
we find Astral Elements, and these are not to be confused with the other elements
explored on the Tree of Life. Finally, in rVD^ft, we have the Astral Elements, the
Primordial Elements the Maternal Elements, the Specific Elements, Transitional
Elements, and Primal Elements all coming into final manifestation in what is called
Base Elements, which are the ultimate expression of those first found in "irO in their
In every single application of the term
element, the formula of YHVH applies. Wherever
^ appears, we have fiery qualities. Wherever PI
appears, we have watery qualities. Wherever 1
appears, we have airy qualities. Wherever final il
appears, we have manifestation or Earth qualities.
In review, the Four Worlds of the Qabalah
help us to classify and understand different
aspects of manifestation as it emanates from the
Unknowable to the physical plane of existence.
Through this emanation, from Atziluth into Briah,
Yetzirah, and finally into Assiah, we can also
attribute other aspects such as elements and even
Tarot Cards. Of course, all are under the heading
and governance of iTliT. To reiterate the
elements again, we have Primordial Elements
found in TD, the basically undifferentiated
potential; we have Primal Elements, the miV
applied to the Four Worlds of the Qabalah; we
have Transitional Elements, the \ H and 1 that are
maternal, also signified by the three Mother
Letters on the Tree of Life; we have Specific
Elements, miV as applied to HftDn, TiTI,
mKSn, and rVD^ft in any one of the four worlds;
Astral Elements, the n H 1 H applied to the lower
sephiroth; Base Elements, found exclusively in
rfD^ft, blended and part of physical
manifestation. This may seem complicated at first,
but in understanding the Four Worlds, it will be
easier for you to make transition into
understanding other aspects of magical and
theosophical working. It is important to
understand what area or plane of existence you
are talking about. Consequently, the Four Worlds
give us this subdivision and makes classification The Four Worlds
much easier. ( Four Tree System )
The Four Worlds
The Esoteric Order of the
UNDERSTANDING OF THE
HUMAN PERSONALITY IN
THE WORLD OF THE
Through initiation, we see that the Universe was created both organically and
sequentially following the path of the Flaming Sword, beginning from the mysterious
and unmanifested and emerging through "irO to HftDn, then to nn These three
forms are what we call the Supernal Triangle. These three can also be called the
Bornless Spirit within us. They are separated from the rest of the Tree by a
mysterious abyss called niH. In future references, whenever you see Supernal
Triangle you will know that it is talking about the energy created through the
combination of TD, HftDn, and nn
"ID!"!, mKSn, and rmmi together form what is referred to as the Ethical
Triangle, I"lltt, Tin, and TID"' form the Astral Triangle. You will notice that rVD^ft
stands isolated and alone from the rest of the sephiroth. Also, it is not included in
one of the three triangles. rVQ^ft is the recipient of energies and influences of all
the sephiroth, containing the reflected perfection of TD, while at the same time,
being a product of what many have described as the Fall. Many theories hold that
rVD^ft at one time existed where HIH, or the abyss, exists now. If that were the
case, of course, you could expect that physical life would be pure spiritual life, and
that pure spiritual life would be pure physical life.
We know that the Tree of Life is divided into three pillars. The sephiroth on
the right side are referred to as the Pillar of Mercy, and those on the left side form
the Pillar of Severity. The sephiroth in the middle are referred to as the Middle Pillar.
Each sephira is perfectly balanced by its opposite. Even more important to
understand is that each path is the perfect balance between the two sephiroth it
connects. Often, you will see reference to the Pillar of Severity as the Pillar of Form
and the pillar of Mercy as the Pillar of Force.
The Qabalah teaches that man is the perfect Microcosm of the Macrocosm.
In other words, what exists outside of man also exists within him. Therefore, Deity
can be said to exist inside of man as well as outside of man.
Everything you experience in your life, everything you see and touch,
everyone you meet, will in fact be an illusion based on your own personal
perception. You can never know true reality or total truth as long as you are locked
into perceptions, which place you inside looking out. One of the purposes of
becoming one with the Holy Guardian Angel, or Higher Consciousness, or Divine
Mind, is to move beyond personal perceptions of illusion and into the area of reality.
This takes us from inside the Microcosm and connects us directly to the Macrocosm.
It is a blending or a connection of the Macrocosm and Microcosm as one.
Understanding the Microcosm/Macrocosm theory, we can see how man can
also be related to the Tree, as well as to the entire Universe. Here evolves separate
concepts. The first concept is that of Adam Kadmon, known as the Grand Old Man
of the Zohar. Adam Kadmon is a combination of all ten sephiroth. He is great,
gigantic, organic unity. He is a spiritual body in which each of us might be
considered a single cell, or perhaps even less. He carries all the potential of
everything, and he is the manifestation of the whole. More will be discussed about
Adam Kadmon in the discussion of the Three Veils of Negative Existence.
Do not confuse Adam Kadmon with Arik Anpin or Zauir Anpin. These are two
other personifications that have been described as covering more than one sephira.
Arik Anpin simply means, "The Vast Face", and Zauir Anpin means, "The Lesser
Face." Arik Anpin is the Macroprosopus. Zauir Anpin is the Microprosopus and is
essentially composed of the five sephiroth around m^SH. Together, they illustrate
the prime magical principle, "As above, so below."
To reiterate, Adam Kadmon means basically the whole Tree of Life pictured
as a man. Arik Anpin is the man above, and Zauir Anpin is the man below.
In the Eastern system, we find that the chakras unite man with the Divine and
correlate with a physical spot on the human body. This is many times more easily
accepted by easterners than it is by westerners. Yogis have no difficulty dealing
with the concept of chakra energies or spiritual energies on the physical body, or at
least in the physical aura. The solar plexus is the Sun center in man. It is a link
between the individual and the solar powers of the Universe. It is through this link
that we can become conscious of the pure energy which is called m^SH. Likewise,
we have the feet representing the Earth, the physical body, and the grounding
energy. This emphasizes the importance of daily activity of the Middle Pillar
exercise. It is here that the energies of the sephiroth are purposefully invoked and
built up in the individual. Likewise, we can also place "[DPI on the left shoulder and
rmin on the right shoulder. Notice that the sephiroth are reversed now. This is
because you are not looking at the Tree, but rather you are the Tree. "Tin would
then be on the right hip and lower stomach area, and nU3 would be on the left.
Practical work on the Tree also involves traveling the paths that connect the
sephiroth. In the Zelator grade, we are concentrating on three paths: the path of D,
the path of £>, and the path of p. The paths are the subjective experience of passing
from one sephira to the next. We are passing from one energy center to another
energy center. We will have a constant flow of energy passing down from one
sephira and passing back up from another sephira. The Universe could be equated
to a giant circuit where power flows into "irO from the unmanifested, down through
the Tree of Life, and back up again. This is a continual renewal of energy.
Understanding the energy, learning the energy, becoming part of the energy, and
tapping into this energy is part and parcel of the project of pathworking. Since in
reality we are dealing, with energies that exist on the Macrocosm ic level as well as
the Microcosm within us, for pathworking to be of any use to us, we must learn some
inner lessons and it must apply to our everyday life. It must never turn into extended
fantasies, for this would corrupt the energies rather than allow you to learn from
them and enhance the energies within you.
The Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn emphasizes the whole process of
spiritual development which involves a bringing into balance the component parts of
our personality so that we may function consciously. That is the key word,
cooperation with our True and Higher Self. We must as magicians and students of
the Mysteries grow by learning perfect control over ourselves within our chosen
environment. We must bring this to perfection so that we are no longer at the mercy
of that environment. One mystic calls this a spiritual suicide mission for the
personality, and we could not agree with him more. This can be very painful at
times, especially for the ego and the concept of self as it deals with this incarnation.
The Golden Dawn recognizes that all major religions teach that it is our
heritage to return to some primordial or primal point from which we evolved. This
can be expressed as Heaven or Nirvana, or whatever you wish to call it. The
Qabalah stands alone from the other schools and religions in that it teaches that we
must return to that Primordial Point through a natural course of development as if
through school, moving from one grade to the next. These can be depicted by
mastering the energies of the paths and understanding the energies of the sephiroth.
In other words, man is in rTD^E working himself up through a systematized grade
system back to TO. This may be accomplished in one lifetime, but probably over
several lifetimes. This certainly might explain a little bit more indepth why each
individual certainly has his own path, follows the beat of his own personal drummer,
and why many times when we meet individuals say, "I wonder why their
consciousness cannot comprehend what my consciousness can comprehend?" The
fact of the matter is that they simply might be on a different path in their own
personal progression back to TD. In other words, in using the grade system of the
Golden Dawn, they might simply be in a different grade.
In the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn, we have advanced this system.
0=0 grade means that the candidate has basic membership and has been initiated.
1=10 grade means that he has taken the first step of initiation into the tenth sephira,
rVD^ft. The 2=9 signifies that the initiate is in TD\ the ninth sephira, and the realm
of Air. The 3=8 grade means that the initiate has reached Tin and the element of
Water. The 4=7 grade means that the initiate has reached PIH3 and the realm of
Fire. Theoretically, each new initiation means control over one key aspect of the
personality as it relates to a particular element. This emphasizes, again, the
importance of pathworking and relating our pathworking to our daily life. If we
ourselves cannot evolve, change, and grow, then we certainly cannot expect that
anything outside of us can do so. If we evolve, if we change and grow, we can
expect that the outside universe will do the same around us, and through conscious
control of that energy, we can manifest real change in our lives both externally and
internally. Put simply, we cannot make anything happen externally that we have not
already made happen internally.
Think about your soul for a moment; where did it come from? Trace it back in
your mind as far as you possibly can. Before the soul was manifested into the world
of action, we conclude that it was in a state of non-existence. This is later explained
in the lesson of the Three Veils of Negative Existence. The state of non-existence in
which the soul resided is called OYIN. At that point, it was blended with infinite
Light. After the Light became restricted by the process of limitation and issued forth
into the world of Emanation, the soul, we can say, assumed the form of Yesh
Meoym. This simply means existence from non-existence. It means that the soul is
part of God, part of the Unknowable; it originates from Divine Light.
Let's now venture into the area of the aspects of the soul as they pertain to
the Tree of Life. According to the Order and traditional Qabalistic doctrine, the
nature of the soul is five-fold. The first two divisions are archetypal in nature, and
thus, beyond man's ability to really understand or comprehend them. They are
called the Yechidah and the Chiah. They correspond to the world of Adam Kadmon
in the world of Emanation. We ascribe the Yechidah to the sephira of TD, the
Chiah to HftDn and the Lesser Neschamah to nn The next three major divisions
are called the Neschamah, or the Higher Self. We will refer to these as the Greater
Neschamah. The Greater Neschamah comprises the first three sephiroth on the
Tree of Life, TD, HftDn, and iTJ'O, otherwise known as Crown, Wisdom, and
Understanding. For the sake of simplicity in relating it to the human body we can
say that the Greater Neschamah resides in the brain. In some mid-eastern cultures,
it is not uncommon for it to be ascribed to the solar plexus or even to the liver. The
second breakdown is known as the Ruach. Simply put, Ruach means Spirit. It
comprises the next six sephiroth on the Tree, from "[DPI (Mercy), to PITD!
(Strength), to masn (Beauty), to nH3 (Victory), and to Tin (Splendor). On the
physical body, we will say that its seat is in the heart. The last aspect is called the
Nephesch or the Lower Nature, to which is assigned the sephira of T1D\ It resides
on the physical body in the groin area.
The Greater Neschamah is the source of intelligence in knowledge. The
Ruach is the incentive to action. The Nephesch is the power of life that essentially
gives animation; it is life energy. Every act starts in the brain, the Neschamah or
Greater Neschamah (Do not confuse this with the Lesser Neschamah attributed to
nr3). Then it is transmitted to the heart, and finally to the Lower Nature. There is
one other aspect that we will attribute to rfD^ft. It is called the G'uph, or the
physical body. We can also take the three major breakdowns of the Neschamah
and ascribe them to the Pillar of Mercy; the Ruach to the Pillar of Severity or
Judgment, the Nephesch to the pillar of Mildness.
Let's now direct our attention to the Greater Neschamah. It consists of the
three top sephiroth, the Supernals. The Yechidah is in TD, the Chiah is in HDDn,
and the Lesser Neschamah is in nn If you look at the Tree of Life, you will notice
that these three sephiroth exist on the other side of the abyss, or HIH. They are
combined to make what we call our True Self, or the part of us which survives
beyond death because it is not only linked to Deity, in essence, it is Deity. Sadly,
our True Self becomes hidden and lost compared to our false or outer self which
comprises our ego.
Now we can break down the aspects of the personality into the ten categories
or sephiroth on the Tree of Life, beginning with the Yechidah. We will simply say
that this is our True Self. It is our link to the Divine, which is our Transcendental
Ego. It relates to what Freud called the Super-Ego, or what Jung called the
Universal Consciousness. It is the aspect of the Greater Neschamah comprising the
top three Supernals. Next, is the Chiah. Easily put, the Chiah is our True Will. It
resides in the sephira of HftDn. It is projective, masculine in nature, and not
competitive. It is the energy of the Chiah that is constantly fueling us to come closer
to Divinity, to the Godhead, to do the best we can, and to be one with the holy,
ineffable nature of Deity. It is the Chiah that fuels us to commune with Deity, to
know the joy and the ecstatic feeling of being one with our Holy Guardian Angel.
The next one in order is the Neschamah. This is the Lesser Neschamah attributed to
nn The Neschamah is intuition, the seat of our abilities to reach beyond
ourselves and perceive what we cannot normally perceive with our normal physical
senses. These top three Supernals, as stated, are immortal. They are aspects of
Divine Light. Additional notes: the Chiah is the energy, the projective energy that we
use in magical operations and the Neschamah is the receptive container that
receives psychic vibrations and is able to see auras, etc.
Now we come into the category called the Ruach. We will divide this as well.
Beginning with "[DPI, we have memory. It is the aspect of the Ruach that has the
ability to memorize and retain information. Ideally, this information is used for one
purpose, and that is to move consciousness beyond the abyss and into conversation
with your Holy Guardian Angel. Next is PHI^n, which relates to will and strength.
Without will, the occultist has no strength. The next sephira is m^SH. Its aspect is
imagination, insofar as balancing memory and will with imagination. The next aspect
of the Ruach is ni£3 which relates to desire. Certainly, one can understand why
Venus is attributed to the sephira IIUI On the opposite end of desire is reason,
attributed to the sephira "Tin. Again, it is quite obvious that Mercurial aspects are
prominent here. Finally, we have the Nephesch which is related to the sephira of
T1D\ As stated earlier, the Nephesch is the Lower Self. It is a more superficial
aspect of the unconsciousness, wherein dwells perhaps the darker side of
ourselves. At most times, it is under the tight control of the Ruach. Some would
equate the Nephesch with the Freudian ID or instinctual drive. This is not totally
accurate. We can say that the instinctual drive could be an aspect of the Nephesch,
but it is not the Nephesch in its entirety. The Nephesch is also the source of the
astral body and is the area where energies such as Prana, Kundalini or Ruach are
produced. Ruach energy is the life force energy as Prana or Kundalini are. Do not
confuse this energy with the Ruach aspect of the personality comprising the six
middle sephiroth. Ruach, Prana, or Kundalini are always in movement. It is not the
process of motion, but is that which moves.
In review, the bottom most sephira is the G'uph, otherwise known as the
physical body. It is the physical body which dies first upon physical death, followed
by the Ruach. Of course, the Greater Neschamah exists continuously.
One other thing you might want to contemplate is the area of past-life
regression. If in Qabalistic philosophy the Ruach dies shortly after death, then how
is past-life regression possible? The answer is in understanding the aspects of the
Tree directly. If you remember the lesson on the Four Worlds of the Qabalah, we
stated that in every sephira is another Tree. We conclude that there are four trees
that breakdown through emanation from Atziluth to Assiah. Some Qabalists theorize
that within every sephira there exists another Tree. That would mean that within the
top three Supernals there are actually three Trees; one in TiTI, one in HftDn, and
one in TD. If that is the case, then strong aspects of the physical life that are
primarily spiritual in nature, or at least karmic in nature, could be transferred across
the abyss and into the top three Supernals, or the Greater Neschamah, where that
aspect would rest indefinitely until it was resolved in future incarnations.
The Esoteric Order of the
THE EARTH PANTACLE
A Guide To The Earth
Pantacle's symbolism and
At this time, it is important for you to think in terms of five primary magical elements.
Those elements are Air, Water, Earth, and Fire, with the fifth being Spirit.
The Sepher Yetzirah, a Qabalistic document, states that we first have the
Spirit of God. This would be called Ruach Elohim. From it emanated Air; from Air
came Water; from part of Water came Earth; from Water came Fire.
It is important to understand that if we take the three primary elements of Air,
Water, and Fire, we essentially create Earth. In other words, Earth is the total
creation of Air, Water and Fire.
You can think of your Earth Pantacle as really serving a two-fold purpose.
One, as a shield that can and will later be used to reflect unwanted energies,
particularly unwanted energies of Spirit, Air, Fire and Water. Also, think of it in terms
of a battery. The purpose of a battery is to store energy for future use, and that is
exactly what your pantacle will do for you. It will store energy for future magical
operations. It is basically a defensive weapon. It is passive as Earth is passive.
Therefore, it is not a projective weapon as much as a passive shield or battery.
The Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn recommends a pantacle disk about
six inches in diameter. For this purpose, we strongly recommend the use of wood,
metal, or even ceramic. Needless to say, there are some disadvantages with
ceramic as it can break, and another disadvantage is the quality of the substance.
However, our experience has been that there are not any problems in using a
The Order recognizes personal preference, and we have found that both the
concave system and the flat system work equally well. However, if the builder of the
Pantacle disk believes firmly that the concave system is superior, then we fully
recommend that they not use a flat disk system.
There are several suggestions that can be considered for obtaining a
pantacle to work with.
1 . Many occult stores have wood pantacles with the hexagram already etched or
carved into the wood. These vary in price from six to twenty dollars.
2. A plain colored white or black dish, slightly concave, will work sufficiently for the
creation of a pantacle.
3. Many hardware stores have wood and metal products that are already pre-cut
into disc size. It is just a matter of visiting one of these hardware stores and
selecting the item that you feel would work best for you.
It is important to make the Pantacle, as we said earlier, big enough so that it
will be visual at all times in most magical workings. However, on the other hand,
please do not make it so big that it will not comfortably fit on your altar. A pantacle
that is too big and hangs over the edge runs the risk of being bumped during a ritual
and falling to the floor. This is not a serious problem. It does however hurt the
occultist's attention span and focus.
Upon obtaining your disk, the first thing you will want to do is lightly sand it.
Afterwards, place a good coat of primer on it. This is very important so that the
colors that lay on top of the primer are more vibrant and alive. After you have done
this, use a pencil and draw an "X" from edge to edge on both sides of your pantacle.
This should divide the surface into four, equal, large triangles.
Paint these triangles citrine, olive, black, and russet. The black is placed on
the bottom of the Earth Pantacle and the citrine will be opposite of it on the top.
After you have painted all four colors on your pantacle, using a string with a
pen in the center of the pentacle draw a circle of about 3/8 of an inch from the outer
edge of the pantacle. At this point, you will paint a white ring close to the
circumference of the pantacle.
Either freehand or with the aid of a compass or a ruler, draw out a hexagram
so that the points of it barely touch the white ring. In other words, you do not want
your hexagram to cross over into the ring. At this point, and this may be the biggest
challenge of the entire project, paint the hexagram following the lines in white. It is
very important that the color be white. This may require several coats of paint. Also,
you will find that upon completing the project, a light coat of varathane will help seal
the paint so that it does not smudge or mar. In review, you have the four colors in
the four triangles on the pantacle, and you have the white hexagram in the center.
Now, you will want to place Divine names and angelic names around the circle of the
pantacle. You will be painting these in the white border area in the color black.
We have found through personal experience that a substance purchased at a
fabric store called "Liquid Embroidery" works best for small writing of Divine names
and so forth.
You will want to place these Divine names:
Try to space it equally around the border of the pantacle. The motto can be
written in English, Latin, Hebrew, or any language that you find appropriate, even
your own private code.
In a future lesson, we will be talking about the consecration of this particular
symbol. Now, one other thing I want to point out is that a hexagram is a six-pointed
star, which is what we are drawing on this disk.
On the pantacle disk, you have the sigils around the white rim. Below
is the description of their meanings.
pKH "'HK (Adonai ha-Aretz) -- The Divine name associated with the tool.
7K"mN (Auriel) - The name of the Archangel associated with the tool.
"[K^TIS (Phorlakh) - The name of the angel associated with the tool.
ni~0 (Kerub) - The name of the ruler of the element.
]12H (Tzaphon) - The Hebrew name of the direction associated with the
element and the tool.
jHN (Aretz) - The Hebrew name of the element.
Your Motto - This is where you place your personal motto on the tool. The
motto can be in any language you chose, and be a phrase that you aspire to.
Sigils - These are the sigils that are placed after the corresponding Divine
The Esoteric Order of the
LESSER INVOKING RITUAL
OF THE PENTAGRAM
Meditation with Auriel
This ritual is performed much in the same way as the L.B.R.P. However,
instead of banishing, you will be invoking. Very similar in its effects to the L.B.R.P.,
it protects, it creates a circle, it expands one's aura, and invokes the Archangels.
A couple of slight differences in the visualization should be noted in the
L.I.R.P. The pentagram to be drawn will be the Invoking Earth Pentagram. In the
invoking of the Archangels, they are to be facing the Zelator. This entire ritual is
known as the Lesser Invoking Ritual of the Pentagram.
Just to mention a few of the benefits that may be obtained from the L.I.R.P., it
will aid in grounding mental and emotional conditions, it will allow the student to call
forth the four elements within his circle, and the Zelator will have the ability to
commune with the great Archangel of Earth, Auriel. A few basic rules should be
kept in mind when performing the ritual. While in the learning stage, it is advisable
not to perform the L.I.R.P. before going to sleep. The energies invoked may be too
potent for a novice and therefore may disturb one's peace of mind, making it hard to
get any rest. Keep in mind that the Archangels are to be facing the Zelator in the
ritual, and lastly, that it is not necessary to perform the L.B.R.P. after the L.I.R.P.
under normal circumstances. What is meant by normal circumstances is to say that
other than conditions of using the ritual for balancing, grounding and conversing with
the Archangel Auriel, it is usually not necessary to banish afterwards. There are
many uses for the L.I.R.P. These three basics are all you need to know for now.
Invoking Earth Pentagram
The Lesser Invoking Ritual of the Pentagram
Perform the Relaxation Ritual.
Perform the L.B.R.P.
Perform the L.I.R.P. following the exact same steps as in the L.B.R.P., substituting
the Invoking Earth Pentagram in place of the Banishing Earth Pentagram. Use the same
Divine names. Remember, when invoking the Archangels be sure to visualize them facing
inward, allowing their energies to pour out to you.
This ritual may seem easy, however, keep in mind that it is invoking. To some, it
may be difficult to feel the energies, or for that matter, even have the ability to invoke the
energies to begin with. It is imperative to apply the rules of vibration with this ritual. Most
of all keep in mind to "Enflame thyself with prayer."
Meditation with the Archangel Auriel
It may be of great advantage while a novice to take a ritual cleansing bath. Simply
add a few drops of essential oil or a handful of salt to your bath water. This will not only
cleanse you physically and spiritually, but it will also aid you to elevate your mind and to
reach the state necessary for conversing with the archetypes.
Returning to your ritual working area, either standing or sitting, briefly perform the
Perform the entire Lesser Invoking Ritual of the Pentagram. After you have called
forth the Archangels, stand in one place, pivot clockwise and bow to each of the other
Archangels, Air, Fire, then Water. Now go to the north where the Archangel Auriel stands in
your visualization Make the grade sign of Zelator. Usually he will respond by making the
sign in return.
With your eyes closed, visualize as clearly as possible all the details of Auriel. The
colors he may be wearing, the clothes, the background, etc., but most importantly try to feel
his presence. Keep in mind that the usual colors of this archetype are citrine, olive, black and
Once you have your visualization established, let go of your reasoning. Merely be
receptive; feel and allow your heart with your astral eyes to be your only senses. Listen with
your feelings to any words, inspirations or emotions that he may be communicating to you.
You may stay in this state for as long as you wish.
You may end the ritual here, simply thanking him for coming into your presence.
Finish off by giving the Zelator Grade Sign and performing the Qabalistic Cross.
The instructions given in Step 5 are found to be the most difficult and challenging to
do. This is because the ego blocks communing with the Higher. One is always questioning,
"Am I doing this right?" or "How can I be sure this is him?", or "I'm just imagining all of
this." For those who feel the barrier hasn't broken and assume that it is nothing more than the
imagination, remember that in the Neophyte Initiation of the Esoteric Order of the Golden
dawn, it is said, "By names and images are all powers awakened and reawakened." Simply
put, visualization (images) allows one to bridge the consciousness to beings outside of the
physical limits. Visualization is imagination under will. It is true that learning to commune
will take time and work, but always remember, aware of it or not, the Archangels stand ready
to protect and help us. They always come when called, even when one has difficulty in
tuning in to them. With this in mind, just because you cannot hear or see them clearly does
not mean that they aren't present. Moreover, it is only in the development of the astral vision
which is covered in later grades that one can fully admire the majestic presence of such
beings. In performing such rituals as the Middle Pillar, it prepares and allows the astral
senses to develop and open, beginning from day one of performing the ritual. So as aspiring
magicians, the astral senses have been developing since day one of ritual work. Fine-tuning
the astral senses to a sharp point is important; this will be covered in the grade of Theoricus.
As a key to being able to project and receive messages, it all revolves around the ego.
One of the major hurdles standing between the Microcosm and the Macrocosm is the
constant battle in keeping the ego silent. This may be overcome with practice, meditation,
and in some cases fasting. Although not much may be achieved from the first few
experiences, keep in mind that the more this ritual is performed the more likely that piece by
piece, fragments of the barrier will be removed and the channel will be open and clear to you.
Another good point to keep in mind is that when you wish to commune using the
L.I.R.P., this ritual does not restrict you to communicating with Auriel only. So if you wish
to speak to other Archangels, feel free to do so. The only difference while being in the grade
of Zelator is that you would omit the grade sign for that particular element. Since the
L.I.R.P. invokes the Archangels to your circle, not only do you have the presence of one
Archangel, but you have all of them together at one time. So if your intuition calls for you to
speak to Michael, then do so, or if it is to commune with Raphael, then that's alright too.
Keep in mind, however, while in the grade of 1=10, it is Auriel who is the foundation of the
Zelator. "Build the house on Adonai, less the house crumbles, it will fall!" Auriel holds the
key for passage into the next grade.
The Esoteric Order of the
Begin this ritual by sitting or standing quietly facing west. Begin visualizing on your
right side the black feminine pillar, while on your left side the white masculine pillar, and
yourself in the center of both. This ritual should be performed on a daily basis, or at the very
least every other day. The ritual in its totality should take no more than five to seven
minutes, however, in the sitting position, you may find that you can make this more of a
meditative exercise that can last between thirty to forty-five minutes. In the future, when
performing this ritual, you will perform it using this method. Basically, this ritual remains
the same. Prerequisites call for performing the L.B.R.P. and the B.R.H. Then, placing
yourself facing the west, visualize yourself between the two pillars and you as the Middle
Pillar. Begin visualizing a white sphere of light above your head. This white sphere of light
should be approximately the size of a dinner plate. It should be glowing and pulsating, and
should increase in its energy with every breath you take. Continue with this step while
vibrating the Divine name "Eheieh." Remember to make the vibration penetrate the sphere
of light. One of the techniques that may be used for increased energy generation is to vibrate
and visualize that the vibration is echoed from each of the spheres. This is a very powerful
technique, for as you visualize this, you hear the sound coming out of the sphere, while the
sphere itself is increasing in energy. Again, the "irQ sphere is above the head, the crown.
The Light then descends through the head into region of the neck. At the neck, it will
take form of another sphere in the color of lavender. Lavender is the color associated with
the abyss or Da'ath, the invisible sephira of the abyss. Here you will vibrate the next Divine
name, "YHVH Elohim," while visualizing the sphere totally encompassing the neck area.
Again you may want to use the technique of echoing the vibration of each of the spheres. At
this point you now have a white sphere above the head and a lavender sphere at the neck,
both connected with a white line. As the energy builds up to its climax at the neck region,
visualize another white line descending from the neck area or Daath into the solar plexus
region of m^SH. m^SH is visualized in the color yellow and in the size of a dinner plate,
while vibrating the Divine name "YHVH Eloah Vedaath." With each vibration, the sphere
will become more intense. It should literally extend beyond your body as well as penetrate
through your entire being. Once again the white line descends from the region of the solar
plexus and moves downward to the region of the groin, visualizing there a violet sphere of
energy that corresponds to the color of ~HD\ Here you vibrate "Shaddai El Chai," while
visualizing the sphere completely encompassing the entire groin region. Once again, after
the sphere of energy has reached its point of climax, you once again allow the white line to
descend from the sphere downward to the region of the feet. At the feet is placed a black
sphere of energy, symbolic of Earth and the material plane. Here is vibrated the Divine name
'Adonai Ha Aretz." Remember to make the black sphere totally encompass both of the feet
at one time. In this case, the feet should be close together and not spread apart. The next
step is to include the circulation of the Body of Light.
The circulation of the Body of Light, in its performance, must be timed with the Four
Fold Breath for maximum results. So, after charging all of the chakras or sephiroth of the
Middle Pillar, we finish off with one deep exhale, allowing all the energy to collect in one
area at the feet, so as to start off with the circulation. Begin now visualizing the energy
literally circulating up the right side of the body. Then exhale and allow it to move down the
left side of the body, toward the feet. As the light ascends and descends, there should be
placed in between a four second interval. So the process is to send the energy up the right
side and down the left side circulating with the Four Fold Breath simultaneously. Continue
this process until control of the circulation is established, then proceed by allowing the light
to move up the front of the body and down around the back of the body, once again
incorporating it with the Four Fold Breath. After this has been achieved, you should now do
the reverse flow of the circulation. This time allow the light to go down the right side and up
the left. Do the same with the circulation coming from around the front and back of the
body. After all four directions have been circulated, bring the light all the way down to the
feet where it begins to completely wrap the body, moving upward in a counterclockwise
motion towards the head. This is known as the Mummy Wrap. In doing the Mummy, keep
in mind you are to inhale as it flows, wrapping your body upward, to where it reaches the
head, then you exhale, visualizing the energy literally exploding, flowing down to the
ground. Commence the wrap again by inhaling and continue this step until high buildup of
energy is reached. Once the energy has reached its high point, you may at this time stop the
Mummy Wrap and meditate on the energies invoked, or you may end the ritual by
visualizing the energies fading from view. The latter step doesn't mean to say that the
energies are being banished, they are simply being made invisible.
This concludes the Advanced Middle Pillar Ritual. It is critically important for
magical purposes that the circulation of the Body of Light be fully controlled. Simple as it
may sound, the forward and reverse directions should be applied, for this adds to the control
of the magical energy that refers to the concept of "Raising, Controlling and Directing
Energy." This is the basic concept for the occultist to consider to assure himself that energy
may be fully accessed.
A word of caution referring to this ritual:
It is not uncommon after the exercise to feel dizzy, lightheaded or at some times
nauseous. Proceed with the Middle Pillar Ritual on a daily basis. Build up your
stamina to handle the increased Light energies that are dealt with in this ritual. Do
not overdo this ritual initially, slowly build it up. It's like a muscle that must be
worked and exercised on a daily or every other day basis. This is the reason why
consistency is more important than taking time to perform a five hour Middle Pillar
Ritual, which in any case can be very damaging both physically and psychically.
Start off with a short five to ten minute Middle Pillar daily and learn to build your
strength and stamina. You may also find it easier to perform the ritual in a seated
position, back straight and feet flat on the floor. Should you find a severe muscle
ache after the ritual, it is an indication of a trapped energy block. At this point you
should return to the beginning of the Mummy Wrap and see to it that the blocked
energy is completely circulated from the blocked area.
Lavender 111 II 111) YHVH Elohim
Yellow ill YHVH Eloah Vedaath
Violet MShaddai El Chai
Adonai Ha Aretz
Advanced Middle Pillar
Circulation of the Body of Light
The Esoteric Order of the
THE BANISHING RITUAL
OF THE HEXAGRAM
The Purpose of the B.R.H.
While the L.B.R.P. banishes negative energy on a Microcosmic level, the
B.R.H. banishes unwanted energy on a Macrocosmic level.
Notice the elements are different in position in the B.R.H. and the L.B.R.P.
That is because they are in different positions in the Microcosm and the Macrocosm.
The B.R.H. also rids us of unwanted positive energy. Let us say you are creating a
Fire Artificial Elemental, you may not want Water energies in the area. First it would
be painful to the Fire energies you are working with and secondly your Artificial Fire
Elemental would probably be less effective.
It is a good idea to develop a strong habit of performing the L.B.R.P. and the
B.R.H. daily. This is a very strong method of keeping your Microcosm and
Macrocosm free of unwanted energies and influences both negative and positive.
Ararita is a seven-lettered name of God. It is a notarikon, or acronym. A
notarikon is the reduction of a word usually Hebrew, to one of the component letters,
usually the first. A sentence can also be reduced to one word, as in the case of
Ararita, by using the first letter of each word in a sentence in order, thereby giving a
new word that sums up or represents the idea of the sentence.
Ararita is derived from the Hebrew sentence (Hebrew reads from right to left.):
ina irman inmrr ^n Tinna ton ina
English pronunciation is "Achad Rosh, Achdotho Rosh Ichudo Temurahzo Achad."
This translates in English as, "One is His unity, one is His individuality, His
permutation is one."
Another example of a Notarikon is the Divine name Agla, which is derived
from the Hebrew 'Atah Gibor Le-Olahm Adonai." The English translation is, "Thou
art great forever my Lord."
By using these Notarikons, we can sum up a long and sometimes
complicated sentence or idea in just one word. We could grasp a deeper meaning
of the sentence itself by examining the letters of the notarikon. Ararita is the Divine
name in the Banishing Ritual of the Hexagram or B.R.H. Ararita is used to charge
each of the four hexagrams. Remember, each time you vibrate the name Ararita,
you are expressing the unity of Divinity.
Each letter of Ararita is attributed to one of the seven ancient planets, which
in turn are under the presidency of the seven sephiroth from TiTI to T1D\ Seven
which is the key number here is the number of i"IH3, which is where man receives his
first vision of the Divine from Haniel. It is also the number of days of creation. All
this fits with the use of Ararita in the B.R.H., as this is the ritual we use to connect
our Microcosm, pentagram, to the Macrocosm, hexagram. Ararita, unity.
Performing the Ritual
Water - North
THE HEXAGRAMS OF THE BANISHING
RITUAL OF THE HEXAGRAM
Perform the Qabalistic Cross and then move to the east in the same manner
as the L.B.R.P.
Facing east, draw the Fire Hexagram. Visualize it as a golden flame, just as the
pentagrams from the L.B.R.P. upon which the hexagrams are overlaid are in blue flame.
Inhale, drawing in the energy, while bringing your hands to the position for
making the Sign of the Enterer. Thrust your index fingers in the center where both
triangles meet, while vibrating the magical word of power Ararita. Do this to the full
extent of the breath.
With your right arm straight, and your index finger out, move to the south
drawing a line from the east to the south, visualizing the line glowing in bright white
light. Then repeat step two, with the exception of the hexagram formed is the Earth
Hexagram, with the magical word of power Ararita.
In the same manner move to the west, but with one difference, you will draw
the Air Hexagram. Repeat the magical word of power Ararita.
Continue to the north. Draw in the north the Hexagram of Water. Repeat the
steps above, with the magical word of power Ararita. Then move back to the east,
connecting the white line from the north to the east.
If you do the L.B.R.P. before the B.R.H., visualize the gold-flaming
hexagrams overlaid on the blue pentagrams.
The Esoteric Order of the
THE CREATION OF AN
EGYPTIAN GOD FORM
The Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn utilizes, and creates god forms for a
number of different reasons and on a number of different levels. Never is the
assumtion of a god form an act of worship. You assume the godform, it does not
assume you. Each officer in the 0=0 Initiation is responsible for the creation and the
maintaining of a god form. One of the reasons that the god form is created in the
Neophyte Initiation is that in building that particular god form, a link may be
established between officers. Another reason is that the officer may withdraw power
from that god form in the auric manipulation that takes place upon the aspirant that
is going through the initiation. It is also a balancing factor in the initiation process
not only in the Neophyte Initiation, but in all of the initiations. This is so the
necessary energy can be withdrawn and may be present during the rite. There is a
tremendous balancing and counter balancing process that goes on inside the
Temple with the use of these god shells or god forms as the aspirant walks through
the initiation. The basic formula which is used in the creation of a god form is as
Perform the L.B.R.P.
The formation of the Divine White Brilliance, by the power of Eheieh, that is
brought down through the mK2n center, where the name of that particular god form
is visualized in white.
Vibrate the name of the god form the same amount of times that there are
letters in that name.
Project a rose-colored ray into the astral plane while creating the god shell.
The reason that we are utilizing a rose-colored ray is because clear pink rose
is the King scale color of m^SH. Also, for the fact that the god form is attributed to
the world of Briah. Therefore, we must invoke from the highest energy level, which
in this case is Atziluth, which presides over the world of Briah as mentioned in the
lesson of the Four Worlds of the Qabalah.
The colors of these god forms are extremely important, for they must be
precise. It is the power of the Ruach that initially forms the astral shell. Moreover, it
is the flashing color that is used to attract the power that the god form represents.
Thus, we have the four basic steps: Banishing, bringing forth the Light into
the mNSn center, vibratory formation formula of the god form name and the
projection of the rose colored ray into the astral, and then the actual creation of the
god shell that is visualized in the proper flashing colors.
The Zelator should take the god form of Anubis and be practicing the creation
of this god form repeatedly. Remember to banish thoroughly after the exercise is
finished. This may be accomplished through the formula of the Pentagram Ritual
and the Banishing Ritual of the Hexagram. The Banishing Ritual of the Hexagram is
extremely important in the final banishing of the god form because it is just as
important to banish the positive energies as well as the negative energies. This is
imperative to remember, less the energies that have been invoked create havoc in
your life and in your normal waking consciousness.
Here is a section on Telesmatic Images from G.H. Frater D.D.C.F.:
"Now thee for a tracing of a current which will call into action a certain
elemental force. So know thou that this is not to be done lightly for thine
amusement or experiment seeing that the force of nature was not created to be thy
plaything or toy. Unless thou doth thy practical magic work with solemnity,
ceremony and reverence, thou shall be like an infant playing with fire."
This particular paper relates to Telesmatic Images which we will examine
more thoroughly in the Practicus, Philosophus, and Adeptus Minor grades. The
principles applied are still the same. You will find later in advanced workings with
angelic beings and god forms that there are included certain sigils in the creation of
god shells and angelic forms using Telesmatic images. However, it is not necessary
for the Zelator to do this. The use of sigils is also not necessary in the creation of a
god shell at this time. In general, the Zelator forms the ray that creates the god shell
by vibrating the name of that god and projecting it from his m^SH center. This
really accomplishes the same results as related to the steps above. It is advisable
that the Zelator have a drawing or paper with the attributes of that god shell or god
form in front of him while he is creating this. So, what will be necessary in the
Zelator grade and in each proceeding grade thereafter is to take the god form that is
given in that particular grade and to learn the attributes, nature, qualities and history
of that god.
You should color in the plates that are given in the lessons as vivid and bright
as possible. Colored pencils are acceptable, but markers would show off the
vividness of the picture. From here you may take the paper and utilize it as a guide
when you are creating the god form or god shell.
One other technique that may be used is to meditate on the god form and on
its qualities while repeatedly saying a mantra or small prayer or some form of chant,
and then feeling the qualities of that Divine being enveloping your entire being.
Eventually, allow each part of your body to transform and take on the form of that
What the Zelator will do in this grade and in the proceeding grades with each
god form that you are given is to color in each of the god form plates. You will then
practice creating the god shell in a particular place during a particular time, not
remembering to include the banishing rituals before and after the exercise. In
creating the god shell, you will then step into the form while allowing yourself to
become that particular Egyptian deity. So, taking for example the god Anubis. After
you have created his god form into a very strong and vivid astral shell using the
procedures given, step into the shell and literally become Anubis. You should feel
what he feels, think the way he thinks, and act the way he acts. You can then seat
yourself closing your eyes and proceed to pathwork while in the form of that god
shell. In essence, it isn't you that is pathworking, it is in fact Anubis that is doing the
It is extremely important to master this quality. Here is another method that
can be utilized. This next procedure is one of the secrets that has been kept by
Adepts for a long time. But for the reason that we want you to become a master at
astral workings and practical magic, we are giving you this technique now so that
you can utilize and practice it.
This technique involves creating a white plane of nothingness. You should
visualize this plane of nothingness, white above you, white below you, and white on
both sides. From here, follow the steps as described,
Bring in the Divine White Brilliance above your head into your body and
project the ray outward into this white plane, creating a vivid, brilliant god shell.
Vibrate the name repeatedly at this time. Repeat it as many times as there
are letters in the name and then step into the god shell.
Create an astral doorway. This doorway will lead you to your temple in
rTD^ft or to the physical plane, the plane of the Tattwas, or the Enochian planes.
Perform the L.B.R.P. and the B.R.H.
So, should you choose to travel to the plane of rfD^ft, you would vibrate the
Dinine name Adonai ha-Aretz repeatedly. If you wish to travel an Enochian plane,
you would perform an Enochian invocation. So, in essence, this god shell is really
created for you not merely in the physical plane but in the astral plane as well.
In the beginning, however, we ask that you create your god shell in a physical
environment. In other words, in a particular spot in the room. Practice walking into it
and feel the energy from that god shell, become that deity, spend some time in the
shell. Then step out of the shell, followed by the banishing rituals. Again, it is very
important that you not only banish with the L.B.R.P. but with the B.R.H.
The Esoteric Order of the
ANUBIS GOD FORM
Anubis is a man with the head of a jackal, or a jackal lying down with its head up.
His ears are usually pointed, giving the impression of alertness.
His colors are purple and yellow. He wears a purple nemyss that is edged in
white. His color is yellow and purple. His anklets and armlets are gold. His
waistband is yellow with purple stripes. His tunic is yellow with patches of black hair.
Anubis holds a blue Phoenix Wand and ankh. A lion's tail hangs from the
back of his waistband. His skin has red hues.
Anubis is found in the Hall of Truth as Thoth's companion. When a man's
heart was weighed against a feather by Maat and the man's heart failed, Anubis ate
the heart. If the heart was lighter than the feather, it passed, and Anubis would
become the man's guide and protector. Along this line, Egyptians honored Anubis
as the protector of the dead and grave sites. Legend also has it that Anubis took on
the head of a jackal in order to help Isis locate the missing pieces of Osiris' body.
Osiris is the father of Anubis and Nephthys is his mother.
Anubis holds the positions of Sentinel and Kerux.
Anubis of the West, Ano-Oobi Em-Remen-Te, is the Watcher Without in the
position of Sentinel. The Sentinel is in charge of the Candidate waiting to enter the
Temple, and the outer opening of the Temple.
Anubis of the East, Ano-Oobist Empe-Eeb-Te, is the Watcher of the Gods in
the position of Kerux. The Kerux admits the Fraters and Sorors into the Temple and
guards the inner sides of the Temple. He guides the Candidate and watches over
the path of the Candidate.
Fill in the Anubis god form on the next page in the appropriate colors. While
doing this, and after, meditate on the energies and significance of Anubis in the
The Esoteric Order of the
NEPHTHYS GOD FORM
Nephthys is seated on an iset or Egyptian throne. She wears a black vulture
headdress crowned with a lunar disk. Her colors are black and white. Her skin is
tawny gold. She wears a black skirt with white shoulders straps, exposing her
breasts most often. Her armlets and necklaces are black and white striped, as is her
nemyss. She carries a green lotus with a blue stem, and also holds in her other
hand a red ankh.
Nephthys was the wife of Set, and the sister of Isis and Osiris. She had no
children by Set, but seduced Osiris by making him drunk and conceived Anubis.
When Set murdered Osiris, Nephthys fled and aided Isis with the embalming of
Osiris. Nephthys and Isis are sometimes shown with wings because they mourned
Osiris in the form of birds, called Kites. They are therefore considered protectors of
the dead and often found in tombs. Nephthys is also thought to guard the
embalmed lungs of mummified people.
Nephthys holds the position of Imperator in the Temple, Neoph-tho-osest.
She is on the severe pillar.
Color the picture of Nephthys on the next page while meditating on her
energies and position in the Temple.
The Esoteric Order of the
GUIDELINES FOR A
This is not a pure or true evocation of an element. Later, in advanced grades, you
will learn methods of natural elementals.
Remember, you are a Microcosm of the Universe, thus you have the ability to
direct your will to a specific task or mission. The will is then filtered through the
element and evoked and contained in a specific container. Through Will, you name
the elemental, send it forth to complete a task or mission, and give it a time to
An artificial elemental is not a talisman or a natural elemental as found in
nature. It is an aspect of your will transformed to a limited, specific and controlled
aura, and filtered through an element.
This ritual requires a divination. Never perform it without the consent of the
person you are sending it to. You should know exactly what the microcosm ic
elemental is to do, and remember to give it the command to disperse when it is
finished or at a given time.
The basic qualities of the four elements as manifested through the sphere of
Fire: Sex, lower emotions, energy, success, war, fighting, building backbone,
competition, athletic endeavors, vitality, terrorism, anger, violence, protection,
consecration, and law.
Water: Deep emotions, tranquility, compassion, faith, higher forms of love,
devotion, friendship, healing wounds, restoring growth, childbirth, family,
calmness, medicine, comfort, clairvoyance, marriage, partnerships,
negotiations, beauty, rest, meditation, fishing, and loyalty.
Air: Thoughts, memory, learning, teaching, tests, divination, writing,
organizing, theorizing, addictions, intellectualism, travel, and creation of
Earth: Jobs, money, farming, fertility, stability, health, foods, ecology,
conservation, old age, construction, physical work, daily necessities such as
food, shelter, etc., and grounding.
The Divine Names Attributed To Each Element
Shaddai El Chai
Decide on the purpose and do a divination.
Perform the L.B.R.P. and B.R.H.
Become the element you wish to use. Hold your hands nine to twelve inches
apart, palms facing each other. Now imagine a bottle or a box between your hands,
in the proper shape of the element. Exhale, visualizing all of the element you are
working with going out with your breath and being trapped in the container between
your hands. Do this until the container is full of the elemental energy.
Take your hands away and let the container float in front of you. Vibrate the Divine
name and the Archangel that pertain to the element you wish to create. Then say:
"I hereby name thee
Go now and do (such and such). When you have
completed this task, disperse and reunite with (element) everywhere and harm none on
the way. If thou hast not completed thy task by (date and time), then disperse nonetheless
and reunite with (name element) everywhere and harm none on the way. As it is desired,
so shall it be. Be on thy way. "
Perform the L.B.R.P., B.R.H. and the final release.
"I now release any spirits that may have been imprisoned by this ceremony. Go back
to thine own abodes and habitations with the blessings of the Divine One. I now declare
this rite duly closed. "
The shape of the containers are as follows:
A red triangle.
A blue or silver moon shape.
An earth tone or yellow cube.
A blue or yellow ball.
You may also use the following shapes (Make sure that all the containers are three-dimensional):
A red triangle pointing up (as above).
A blue triangle pointing down.
A brown triangle pointing down with a line dissecting
halfway between the top and bottom.
A yellow triangle as the earth triangle, but pointing up.
The Esoteric Order of the
One of the biggest fears of the magical world is psychic or magical attacks. In
fact, these are very rare. However, there is a common form of psychic attack. This
is when an individual will hold a negative thought against another individual, for as it
is stated in the Emerald Tablets, "As above, so below." It is stating that any thought
held long enough will manifest. If someone is holding anger towards you, it will
manifest in one way or another. This anger or negative thought will cause a stream
of negative energy to flow towards you, which will in turn, cause an undesirable
effect to occur in your life. Be it major or minor, it is still an undesirable effect.
In this technological society that we live in today, psychic attack is quite
common in the media. Advertising is the greatest source of psychic attack. Our
psyches are attacked in some of the most common ways. Some forms you may
have experienced are ones that you've probably heard like these: "You must have
this, buy this, buy that, do this, do that, think the way I want you to think." Moreover,
some common attacks come from our families: "Act the way I want you to, don't
change, stay the same." These are all forms of psychic attack.
There are many ways to deal with psychic attack. One method is Psychic
self-defense. Another way is by using the L.B.R.P. Banishings are very effective
against negative attacks and energies.
Now, we will begin the steps in performing the ritual against psychic attacks.
Psychic self-defense can be a very easy and quick process, taking no more than
maybe a minute or two.
Start off by calming your interior self. Silence your mind and become very
meditative. The Relaxation Ritual is very effective for this.
Once you have calmed your interior spirit, close your eyes and pivot in a
circle clockwise until you can sense or feel where the stream of negative energy is
coming from. You may identify it by feeling resistance from a particular direction in
your pivoting. Always make a complete circumambulation.
Next, you will draw an Earth Banishing Pentagram in front of you, visualizing
the pentagram as a flaming blue. Visualize it becoming smaller and smaller until it is
approximately four inches in diameter. Bring your hands up to your forehead in the
shape of a triangle. Have your thumbs touching and your two index fingers touching
to form the Triangle of Manifestation. As you raise your hands to your head, capture
and enclose the pentagram before you. Visualize the pentagram burning many
times brighter and much more intense.
While in place turn your body clockwise and always make a complete circle.
Somewhere along this circle, you may expect to find a resistance or push to your
rotation. This will be the area or direction that the negative energy is coming from.
Once again, make a complete circumambulation and turn back towards the area or
direction that the negative energy is coming from.
Now visualize the pentagram stronger and brighter then take a deep breath.
Thrusting your left foot forward, making the Sign of the Enterer, project the
pentagram towards the direction of the incoming negative energy while visualizing
the pentagram growing larger and larger. Repeat this process two more times for a
total of three.
This will repel the negative energy back to its own abode. Now that you have
severed the link between you and the negative energy, be it real or imaginary,
strongly perform the L.B.R.P. This will prevent the negative energy from returning to
you. As a day-to-day defense, the L.B.R.P. can be very effective in maintaining a
protective sphere against all negative energy and attacks.
The Esoteric Order of the
ESTABLISHING A TEMPLE
rTD^ft means "kingdom" and refers to the Earth on which we walk. It is the
Bride of the Microprosopus. The symbols are the altar of the double cube, the Equal
Armed Cross, the Mystic Circle, the Triangle of the Art, and it is PI final of the
Tetragrammaton. The colors are citrine, olive, russet and black. If you take the
three colors of nitt, Tin and TID\ there appear three colors in rVD^ft, together with
the fourth, which is the synthesis. Thus, we see the orange tawny of "fin, the
greenish nature of IIUD, the citrine color from the orange tawny of "Tin mingled with
the puce of TID\ There is another color called russet brown or russet, gleaming
with a hidden fire from underneath. Then, if we mixed the green of l"l!£3 with the
puce of TID\ we find another darkening green color, olive, rich and glowing. The
synthesis of all these is a blackness which borders on the Qlippoth. These are the
colors of the sephira rVD^ft in their Queen-scale color. In rVD^ft, Adonai ha Aretz
is God, the Lord and King, ruling over the kingdom and empire which is the visible
material Universe. Cholem Yesodeth, the breaker of foundations, or Olam
Yesodeth, the world of the elements, is the name of the sphere of operation of
rfD^ft. It is from these elements that all things are formed. Its Archangel is
Sandalphon, the Prince of Prayer. However, others have also attributed, Metatron
and Nephesch ha Assiah, the Soul of the Reconciler for the Earth. The order of
angels is the Kerubim, symbolic of the elements. Thus, we see that rYD^E in many
ways is the most sophisticated and complicated sephira among all the sephiroth,
"iro being the simplest. Yet as we research the Emerald Tablet, we see "As above
so below", so we appreciate that "irO is in rTD^E and rTD^ft is in "irO. Ultimately,
according to the Qabalah, God is in everything from the smallest insect to the dirt on
which we walk. All things are infused with Divine nature. The separation between
the created and the creator is an artificial separation of perception and of the mind.
God is man, man is God. It could be said that collectively we are God, and we are
God individually. We are part, yet we are whole. This perceived separation is a
result of the Qabalistic doctrine called the Fall. In the Great Work, the purpose of
the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn is the returning to the Godhead, back to the
recognition that, "All is one, and one is all." Thus, our path begins symbolically in all
pathworking experiences, no matter where we work, in rfD^ft.
Sadly, over the centuries many religious groups and religions have taught that
the material world and the physical body are evil. This is a point of view that is
counter-productive. On the other hand, the Qabalah teaches that the body is the
temple of the Holy Spirit, and unless we learn the lessons found in rVD^ft, the
physical world, there can be no lasting progress beyond. Our first lesson comes
from people in our lives, from our mother, father, relatives, work associates, etc. We
must learn to function effectively, efficiently, and in cooperation with others around
us on a material level on a daily basis if we are to progress onward as well as
inward. It is unlikely we are able to function effectively in a more refined spiritual
nature unless we can first accomplish this. This should be a part of our pathworking
task and part of the reason why we need to establish a temple in rVD^ft.
We must remember that all magical operations, all divinations, invocations,
meditations, etc. must begin with an affirmation of stability. We must first be
grounded before we begin invoking Divine Light. In this grounding process, without
having both feet planted on the holy ground of rVD^D, we cannot realize that the
physical world, the body, is all part of the spiritual world as well as a part of God
himself. Without this realization, we run a serious risk of pathological confusion. It is
in rVQ^ft that we learn to balance our personality as we learn to balance the various
elements as exemplified by the choir of angels called the Kerubim. The personality
and the mind must be totally readjusted and renewed after every spiritual experience
that we engage in. This process takes place in rVD^ft. This process takes place
every time we do a banishing, our L.B.R.P., where we place ourselves in touch with
the elements and learn to balance the aspects of the Macroprosopus and
Microprosopus as well as Fire and Water.
You will notice as you study the Tree of Life that there is a constant reference
to the four elements or the pattern of YHVH. rfD^ft is the sephira where the
elements are ultimately based. Here, they intermingle to form the physical world, the
world of matter. These elements are the same as Fire, Water, Air, and Earth, and
working with the Tattwas, we will learn more on contacting these elements.
Let us remember that rTD^ft is the Earth. It is active and productive, and
many times it is called the Inferior Mother, the final PI in the Tetragrammaton. rVD^ft
is the final expression of TiTI, the Supernal Mother. Some of the primary symbols
in rVQ^ft suggested in creating your temple are as follows: The Equal Armed
Cross, the Double Cubical Altar with all the elements represented on the altar, such
as a feather or yellow dagger for Air, a flint stone or two pieces of sticks that could
be rubbed together for Fire, for that of Earth, a bowl of salt, bread, dirt or a
pentagram, and for Water, a cup or chalice or even a seashell. These are all the
tools that should somehow be represented in your temple in rTD^E. Keep in mind
that this is your temple, your personal sanctuary and hideout. So again, you will
want to see that this temple is created in a way pleasing to you.
When you begin your pathworking and establishing your temple in rVQ^ft, as
many correspondences as possible should be employed. The scent for rVD^ft is
Dittany of Crete or any other scent of Earth, blended, or otherwise. The Divine
name is Adonai ha-Aretz or Adonai Melekh. The angelic order or choir of angels is
the Ashim, which translates into the "Fiery Ones." rVD^E is symbolized by the feet,
so one of the techniques that may be used in the beginning of pathworking could be
the use of sandals or temple shoes. The stone is rock crystal, the creature is the
sphinx, the plants are the willow, ivy and lilly. Perhaps you may want to visualize
these during the pathworking. Just simply be creative about which symbols you may
choose to use. Some use the method of using a giant tree for the beginning of
entering their temple, others use a giant rock of some sort. In any event, it will
probably be earthy. Upon entering the temple, you will begin vibrating the Divine
name and the Archangelic name. This will always give you light in the temple and
will also allow you into the temple at any time. Also, during any pathworking
experience, by the vibrations, no matter where you are at on the tree, this will also
bring you back to rVD^E. rTD^ft is not an overtly deep state of consciousness
because it is symbolic of the physical plane. Many of your own experiences and the
establishment of your temple will be working out daily life problems that will be dealt
with symbolically and in a ritual-like manner in STO^E. This is why it is very
important to have a pathworking diary. Again, one other suggestion might be the
creation or calling forth of a temple guardian. As you project your consciousness in
rVD^ft, a temple guardian will be standing watch on the outside temple of your
physical body. This is a very important process. Note: Always test your guardian
and all energies or creatures by asking what the three pillars of Light are: Love,
Truth, and Knowledge, and including the use of the Banner of the West. If you aren't
familiar with the banner, a diagram has been included. Simply project this banner
and any negative energy should vanish. The Divine name may be just as efficient to
use. In cases when energies may be too rebelling, incorporate the Divine name with
the use of the Banner of the West. Most of the time spent in rVD^ft is usually
consumed in rituals; going to the temple, meeting your temple guardian, the use of
the sandals or robes, the performing of the L.B.R.P., etc., at which point after you
have done this, you are now ready to progress upward in consciousness through the
Tree of Life. The most important factor to be considered at this time is the
establishment of the temple in rVD^ft.
The Esoteric Order of the
Zelator Grade Sign
1 . How is the Zelator grade sign given?
2. What element does it link the Zelator with?
Miscellaneous Things You Should Know
1 . How are the candles lit in the Temple?
2. What is the order of Officers in the circumambulation that takes place in the Temple?
1 . Describe the Fylfot Cross.
2. The positions of the Officers at the beginning of the ritual signify what?
3. What mystical glyph is displayed on the west side of the Double Cubical Altar?
4. What portals of wisdom are displayed to you throughout the advancement?
Communion with Auriel
1 . How does the Zelator perform the communion with Auriel?
2. Have you communed with Auriel?
Psychic Self Defense
1 . Give a basic outline of how to perform Psychic Self Defense.
Banishing Ritual of the Hexagram
1. Perform the B.R.H.
2. Explain Ararita.
Advanced Middle Pillar
1 . Describe the colors of the Advanced Middle Pillar Ritual.
2. Describe the Circulation of the Body of Light.
3 . Why is it important to perform the Middle Pillar daily?
Knowledge Lecture Two
1 . What are the three alchemical principles of nature?
2. Name the metal attributed to each of the planets.
3. What is the Queen?
4. What is the King?
5. What is Malkah?
6. What is the Black Dragon?
7. What is the Green Lion?
8. What is Luna Phil osophorum?
9. Give the names of the Elementals.
10. What is the Kerub of Air? Fire? Water? Earth?
1 1 . Explain the Laver of Water.
12. Explain the Altar of Burnt Offerings.
1 3 . Explain the Tablet of Shewbread.
14. Explain the Seven-Branched Candlestick.
15. What is the symbolism of the Double Cubical Altar?
16. What do the two pillars represent?
17. What are the four worlds of the Qabalah?
18. Name the ten Heavens of Assiah found in Knowledge Lecture Two in English and
19. Give me the Divine names of Atziluth of each sephira, beginning with ")$"D.
20. Give me the four suits of playing cards associated with the Tarot.
Watchtower of the North
1 . What are the Three Secret Names of God borne upon the Banner of the North?
2. What element does it allude to?
Ritual to go Back in Time
1 . Describe the Ritual to Go Back in Time.
Temple of PllS^B
1 . Have you established a temple in HID 7ft?
2. Describe your temple in HIDa!
1 . Have you made the Earth disk?
2. What are the four colors upon it?
3 . What is the Divine name associated with the Earth Pantacle?
Four Worlds of the Qabalah
1 . Describe the nature of Atziluth.
2. Describe the nature of Briah.
3 . Describe the nature of Yetzirah.
4. Describe the nature of Assiah.
5. How does the Tetragrammaton relate to the Four Worlds?
6. What is a Primal element?
7. What is a Specific element?
8. What is an Astral element?
9. What is a Transitional element?
10. What is a Base element?
1 1 . What is a Primordial element?
1 . What is an Artificial Elemental?
2. Describe the process of sending an Artificial Elemental.
Give the nature of each of the following types of elementals:
3. Nature of Fire?
4. Nature of Water?
5. Nature of Air?
6. Nature of Earth?
Egyptian god Forms
1 . Why is it important to do Egyptian god forms?
2. Describe the method for creating an Egyptian god shell.
3 . How many times should you vibrate the name of the god form?
4. Give the description of the Anubis god form.
5. Give the description of the Nephthys god form.
The Understanding of the
Human Personality in the Four Worlds
1 . Name the sephiroth in the Supernal triangle.
2. Name the sephiroth in the Ethical triangle.
3 . Name the sephiroth in the Astral triangle.
4. What is the difference between the Microcosm and the Macrocosm?
5. Who is Adam Kadmon?
6. What is Arik Anpin?
7. What is Zauir Anpin?
8. To which sephira is projective power ascribed?
9. To which sephira is receptive power ascribed?
10. The Ruach or personality is composed of which sephiroth?
1 1 . What sephira is attributed to Memory?
12. What sephira is attributed to Will?
1 3 . What sephira is attributed to Imagination?
14. What sephira is attributed to Desire?
1 5 . What sephira is attributed to Reason?
16. What is the Nephesch?
17. What is the energy that is projected from the Nephesch called in Hebrew?
18. What is the G'uph?
19. What is the Ruach (not the energy)?
The Officers of the Temple
1 . Name the three Major Officers.
2. Name the four Minor Officers.
1 . Spell the name of each sephiroth in Hebrew.
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